Writing a Research Paper. What Should My Paper Include?. Your research paper should include the following: Proper heading on first page (no cover) Page numbers and heading Works Cited page In-text citations. Example of first page. Works Cited Page and In-Text Citation.
Writing a Research Paper
Your research paper should include the following:
Example of first page
If you have cited more than one work by a particular author, order the entries alphabetically by title, and use three hyphens in place of the author's name for every entry after the first:
Burke, Kenneth. A Grammar of Motives.
---. A Rhetoric of Motives.
Alphabetize works with no known author by their title; use a shortened version of the title in the parenthetical citations in your paper.
The Purdue OWL. 26 Aug. 2008. The Writing Lab
and OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. 23
April 2008 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu>.
Purdue OWL. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide.“
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue. 10 May
2008. Purdue University Writing Lab. 12 May
"Business Coalition for Climate Action Doubles."
Environmental Defense. 8 May 2007. Environmental
Defense Organization. 24 May 2007 <http://www.
Clinton, Bill. Interview. New York Times on the Web. May
2007. 25 May 2007 <http://video.on.nytimes.com/>.
Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the
Planet." New York Times on the Web 22 May 2007. 25
May 2007 <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/science/
Global Warming. 2007. Cooler Heads Coalition. 24 May
In-text citation is also called parenthetical notation.
This lets the reader know where the author found this information.
Not using in-text citation is equivalent to plagiarism.
Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals"
Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life,
Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, 1966.
...as has been discussed elsewhere (Burke 3; Dewey 21).
When Citation is not Needed