Throughout the body of the paper, enclose any direct quote within quotation marks. List the author’s last name (if no author is listed, use the title of the work) and page number for the quotation in parenthesis at the end of the quote.
Example: “Robert’s use of satire was considered unconventional for his writing style.” (Allen, p. 95) or (Allen 95)
Works Cited Page Format
The works cited page should appear at the end of a research paper. It is your bibliography. Center the title Works Cited at the top of the page and double space between the title and all entries. Begin each entry at the left margin. Entries should appear in alphabetical order based on the first word of each entry. If an entry has no author, begin the entry with the title. If an item of information is unavailable skip that item and continue the entry in the specified format.
BOOK AND PRINT SOURCES
Author(s). Book Title. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication.
Example: Allen, Robert and James Brandon. World History. New York: Dodd, 1999. *Note, with two or more authors, the additional author’s names are listed first name then last name. For a book editor, include a coma and the abbreviation ed. for editor after the individual’s name.
Michaels, Jason. “Julius Caesar and Shakespeare.” Atlantic Monthly. July 2001: 134-138. SIRS Renaissance. Matoaca High School Library. 4 April 2003 <http://sks.sirs.com>.
“Blue whales”. Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online. Matoaca High School Library. 18 January 2002. <http://go.grolier.com>.
Gale Group Periodical Article
James, Robert. “Walking on water”. Los Angeles Times. 3 Oct. 03: A1. Student Resource Silver. Gale Group. Matoaca High School Library. 21 February 03. .
Gale Group Reference
Grandison, Sandra. “Mark Twain and Realism”. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 62: American Dramatists, 1986, pp. 837-912. Gale Group. Matoaca High School Library. 10 June 04. <http://galenet.galegroup.com>.