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How do I format an appendix and style its heads?

There are many possible ways to format an appendix. A rule of thumb is to let the content guide the choice of format. Types of appendix content include the following: prose explanations that supplement the main text, numbered and unnumbered lists, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading, samples of questionnaires and surveys, and charts and tables.
Prose
An appendix that consists mainly of prose requires no special formatting. Use paragraphs, as in your main text, and consider adding titled subheads if the appendix is long.

Appendix 1: An Introduction to the Language of the C Text
The language in the C text of William Langland’s Piers Plowman can be strikingly different from present-day English and even from Chaucer’s English.

Published 20 December 2018

If I have to place my appendix after the works-cited list, where should the works I cite in the appendix be listed?

It is not standard to place an appendix after a works-cited list, but if you need to do so, and the appendix cites many sources, create a separate works-cited list. If you cite only a few sources, provide full publication information for each source in endnotes or, if the appendix is composed exclusively of images or figures, in captions. For details on how to style the information, see our post on documenting a source parenthetically and in captions. Sources in the notes may be styled in the same way.

Published 18 May 2018

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