So now you’re done! Your paper is finished and that’s all right? Not quite. At the end of every research paper, you need to have a Reference Page, or most commonly known as a Works Cited Page. This can sometimes be one of the most confusing areas of the paper because you have to pull all your sources together and site each reference correctly. But if you follow this simple template, you’ll have no problem! Your Easy Writer book , which shows both MLA and APA format, is a great resource, as well as MLA handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition), and The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University (http://owl.english.purdue.edu) are also great sources for your citing needs.
Let’s start out with MLA format for the most commonly used resources.
BOOK WITH ONE AUTHOR:
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication, Year of Publication.
Medium of Publication.
Weinstien, Bruce. The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, And More. New York:
Harper Collins, 1999. Print.
Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal. Volume. Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication.
C.N., Heaney, S.T.C. Weatherup, and I.G. Wilson. “The Effect of Ice-Cream-Scoop Water on the Hygiene of Ice Cream.”
Epidemiology and Infection 119.1 (1997): 35-40. Print.
Editor, Author, or Compiler Name (if available.) Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with
the site (sponsor of publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
Dreyer’s Ice Cream. Nestlé Corporation, 2009. Web. 14 Apr. 2010.
NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE:
Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper. Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication.
Lowman, Stephan. “Ever Wondered Why Ice Cream Melts?” Washington Post. 29 June 2009: C10. Print.
Last Name, First Name. Personal Interview. Date Month Abbreviated Year.
Erekaife, Godwin. Personal Interview, 14 Apr. 2010.
*** Few things to remember:
1. Always alphabetize authors last names when citing multiple authors
2. Always alphabetize your cites by the first authors last names
3. Follow the format period for period, comma to comma and you’re good to go!
Now let’s move on to some APA Formats which most commonly uses journal articles. These are most commonly used in the medical field, or specific science research, because they hold some of the most up-to-date information, which is vital in any research paper of proposition.
JOURNAL ARTICLE WITH ONE AUTHOR:
Last Name, First and Middle initials (if given). Publication Year. Full Article Title (only the first word is capitalized). Journal
Name. Journal Volume, Article Page Numbers.
Gladders, P.J. (1965). Dangerous ice-cream vans. The British Medical Journal, 1, 129.
**** It is the same format for when you are using multiple authors, just remember to alphabetize their LAST names when listing.
Hope this helps you all get those Works Cited pages done! Remember that if you need any help just come down to the Writing Center where a tutor can assist you! Good Luck!
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