In an annotated works cited, is it in alphabetical order by the author or first letter of the source?I did this wrong two time and my teacher is very picky. THis is an AP style class and I still...

In an annotated works cited, is it in alphabetical order by the author or first letter of the source?

I did this wrong two time and my teacher is very picky. THis is an AP style class and I still don't really know how to correctly write it. 

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In an annotated works cited list, the order that is correct to use is the first letter of the source in creating your alphabetical order. The reason for this is that sometimes there is not a single author for a work or an author at all. This can happen when the information you cite comes from a company's literature which is a collective statement, not necessarily something by one author. This occurs more and more with Web created materials as well. Depending on your format, APA or MLA, your indent or justification varies. Usually, the indent is a hanging indent which means the first line is all the way left justified and everything after that is indented for each entry.

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