citing on a research paper
posted by bkue on .
Hi, I am a bit confused on how and when to cite sources on my research paper. For example, I have a small paragraph where I got the statistics from a website but I put it into my own words. So do I put a ( ) after each sentence or after the whole paragraph? And I have to cite the writer right? thanks!
You need to have each source of information cited in TWO places:
1. the Works Cited page that is placed after the last page of your paper, and
2. in parentheses in the text of your paper, immediately after the quotation or paraphrase.
For example, this would go on the Works Cited page (with proper indentation for the second and following lines):
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago, 1903. Project Bartleby. Ed. Steven van Leeuwen. Dec. 1995. Columbia U. 2 Dec. 2003
... and this would go immediately after the quotation or paraphrase:
The information in parentheses in the text needs to be as brief as possible. That's why there's a Works Cited page – for all the details of the listing.
This is a good place for information on citing in MLA format:
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Hold your cursor over the words CITING SOURCES in the left column and then click on whatever type of source you need help with. Many examples will show up. You will get two examples for each type of reference – one for the Works Cited page and one for the parenthetical (in-text) citation.
You can also see what a Works Cited page looks like – click on Sample Works Cited in the left column.
If you need to cite in APA or another format, go here:
Use the column at the left as a table of contents.
For the first website you gave me, what would citing a website be under?
China is considered to be one of the largest ranked economies in the world. Recently, it took the spot of Japan, who had the title of second largest economy for 40 years. China is predicted to take US’s title of being number one between 2020 and 2030. (McCurry and Kollewe)
McCurry, Justin, and Julia Kollewe. "China Overtakes Japan as World's Second-largest Economy." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 14 Feb. 2011. Web. 21 May 2012. <guardian/business/2011/feb/14/china-second-largest-economy>.
would this be correcT?
A website is considered an Electronic Source.
Your examples look absolutely right. :)