Hanging Indents

To create the effect of a hanging indent, as you might see on a resume item or a works cited page or reference list, you just use a negative text indent value with the same, but positive value on the left padding value:

p.reference {
  text-indent: -50px; /*Negative indent*/
  padding-left: 50px; /*Push the text back in an equal amount*/

(Normally, though, reference lists and resume items would be in lists; the paragraph example is just used here for convenience of illustration.) Any <p class="reference"> would display something like:

Berners-Lee, Tim, & Fischetti, Mark. (2000). Weaving the Web: The original design and ultimate destiny of the World Wide Web. New York: HarperBusiness.