Works Cited Page for Research

This includes information for the Research Essay assignment in my ENG 1002 class, but can also serve as an example for my LIT 2013 class. First off, here’s the main page about “Creating Works Cited Entries” link from IVCC’s Stylebook, and here’s a sample Works Cited page. Note the hanging tab (that extra indented white space before the extra lines of each entry) and how all the entries are alphabetized. Here’s how to format a hanging tab.

Research Works Cited Page

Students are required to include 3-5 library database articles/sources, 2-4 reputable Internet sources, a there’s a list in the Blackboard resources folder but common ones include Slate Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian),  and up to 5 additional sources as needed.

The below examples DO NOT include hanging tab formatting (that’s a nightmare for a blog) and are categorized as library database, reputable Internet, and additional common types

Library Database Source:

Granger, Hermione. “Evil Stops With Good.” Magical Wisdom Medical Associationvol. 5 issue 6, 2009. pp. 882-98. Academic Search Complete, url. Accessed 22 Jan. 2017

Scully, William. “Grandson of CSM and Son of Spooky.” Issues & Controversies, 1999, url. Accessed 22 Jan. 2017

Reputable Internet Source:

Jasmine, Princess. “Because He Freed the Genie.” Slate Magazine, date last updated, url.

Of-the-Southern-Isles, Hans. “My Frozen Heart.” Poetry Foundation, date last updated, url.

Primary Source from textbook:

Pond, Amy. “Traveling Through the Multiverse.” Literature and the Writing Process, edited by Elizabeth McMann et al., 10th edition, Pearson, 2015. pp. xxx-xx.

Content from textbook’s cultural context:

McMann, Elizabeth et al., eds. Literature and the Writing Process, 10th edition, Pearson, 2015. pp. xxx-xx

Direct Citation Example

This can be used as an example for the ENG 1002 Poetry essay or Research essay.

Topic sentence of body paragraph. 1-3 sentences that set-up or build the paragraph’s claim. Slate Magazine makes the claim “The great drawback to becoming a celebrated voice of a generation is that it encourages writers to believe that whatever idle thoughts drift through their minds … are automatically of interest (Smith, Jones, and Pond). While those in previous generations were taught that children should be seen, not heard, the up and coming Generation X has generally been encouraged for individual opinions.

Things to note about this example:

  1. The parenthetical documentation formatting of this source tells readers this article includes an author name (and the page number of the citation, when known–often this is not known on Internet source). On the Works Cited page, this entry would begin with the last name of the first author mentioned.
  2. The use of the introductory signal phrase as well as the continued reference back to the source while including additional information helps show readers when the paraphrase begins and where it ends as well as what source provided the info/idea.
  3. The explanation or context provided by you the student is nearly as long as the paraphrase citation, making your voice be just as strong (or stronger) than the voice of the citation. 

And here’s a link to transitional language post if you’re looking for ways to provide more transition within and between your paragraphs.

Commonly Used Library Databases

Depending on the ENG 1002 learning module you’re working in, you’ll need to use one or more library database articles for your formal essay assignment. Here are the most commonly used library database resources:

Remember that you’ll need to log into the library site if you’re not using a campus computer. When you reach the log in screen, you’ll enter 24611 + your purple student number + 01, and then enter your last name.

Example Paraphrase/Summary Citation

This can be used as an example for the ENG 1002 Poetry essay or Research essay.

Topic sentence of body paragraph. 1-3 sentences that set-up or build the paragraph’s claim. According to an article from The Atlantic gender expectations can be established as early as toddler years. Researchers have seen children as young as two years choosing gendered toys when given the option. The article also makes the claim that children brought up in gender neutral environments do not show a marked difference in their choice of toys (“Kids, Gender, and The Complexity of Social Gender Norms”). It is easy to claim that parents are responsible for teaching a young girl to like pink or dolls or a young boy to like blue and trucks; however, the evidence it showing that parents can make all the effort at home to provide a neutral environment with little impact. Until the outside social exposure that children receive via television, grocery stores, day care providers, and the like becomes less gendered, there is little lasting impact parents will have. 

Things to note about this example:

  1. The parenthetical documentation formatting of this source tells readers this article does not have a given author. On the Works Cited page, this entry would begin with the “Article Title.”
  2. The use of the introductory signal phrase as well as the continued reference back to the source while including additional information helps show readers when the paraphrase begins and where it ends as well as what source provided the info/idea.
  3. The explanation or context provided by you the student is nearly as long as the paraphrase citation, making your voice be just as strong (or stronger) than the voice of the citation. 

And here’s a link to transitional language post if you’re looking for ways to provide more transition within and between your paragraphs.

Poetry Essay Primary Source Citation

Some examples with made up poems–you will input your own poem’s title, author name, line line numbers, and page numbers (when applicable). I’ve included both direct quote and paraphrase/summary citation examples.

Primary Source from Textbook

Regina George writes “everyone loves me / I have no flaws” (lines 2-3).

George’s poem shows readers that high self-esteem doesn’t always correlate to the perspective of others (252).

Primary Source from Poetry Foundation

Regina George writes, “Everyone love me / I have no flaws” (lines 2-3).

Strong paraphrase/summary: The speaker in the poem shows readers that high self-esteem doesn’t always correlate to the perspective others have of that individual (George).

Weak paraphrase/summary: George’s poem shows readers that high self-esteem doesn’t always correlate to the perspective others have of that individual.

Fiction Essay Works Cited Page

This includes information for the Fiction and Poetry essays in my spring 2017 semester ENG 1002 class, but can also serve as an example for my LIT 2013 class. First off, here’s the main page about “Creating Works Cited Entries” link from IVCC’s Stylebook, and here’s a sample Works Cited page. Note the hanging tab (that extra indented white space before the extra lines of each entry) and how all the entries are alphabetized. Here’s how to format a hanging tab.

Fiction Essay Works Cited Page

Students are required to include the primary source (chosen short story), secondary academic source (Gale database article), and the editors of the textbook if you’re including information taken from the cultural context.

The below examples DO NOT include hanging tab formatting (that’s a nightmare for a blog) and are categorized as primary source, secondary source, and textbook cultural context

Primary Source:

Pond, Amy. “Traveling Through the Multiverse.” Literature and the Writing Process, edited by Elizabeth McMann et al., 10th edition, Pearson, 2015. pp. xxx-xx.

Gale content written by Gale editors:

“Blackberry Winter.” Short Stories for Students, edited by Iva Mark Milne, vol. 8, Gale, 2000, pp. 1-23. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http://go.galegroup.com/ps/ i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2695500012&it=r&asid=b31b87705ad5123852 5a58424b977ab9.

Gale content written specifically for the Gale series:

Metzger, Sheri. “Essay on ‘A Doll’s House.'” Drama for Students, edited by David Galens and Lynn Spampinato, vol. 1, Gale, 1998, pp. 116-19. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2692600 015&it=r&asid=3a27b5a54fefb19b5aec945fc4bfa233.

Gale content originally published in a journal:

Vedder, William. “Who is Jane?: The Intricate Feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Short Story Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 182, 2013, pp. 231-49. Short Story Criticism Online, go.galegroup.com/ps/ i.do?p=LCO&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7COLPTFD849176101&asid=1fbf9212e6f c789a9206e1f72d7dae5c. Originally published in Arizona Quarterly, vol. 44, 1988, pp. 40-79.

Gale content originally published in a book:

Vernado, S. L. “The Idea of the Numinous in Gothic Literature.” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Jennifer Baise, vol. 85, Gale, 1999, pp. 328-34. Literature Criticism Online, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=LCO&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CIOGEAM8 67694925&asid=1659d5f4bf66b42ec0be0e570c3503eb. Originally published in The Gothic Imagination: Essays in Dark Romanticism, edited by G. R. Thompson, Washington State UP, 1974, pp. 11-21

Content from textbook’s cultural context:

McMann, Elizabeth et al., eds. Literature and the Writing Process, 10th edition, Pearson, 2015. pp. xxx-xx

Poetry Essay Works Cited Page

Students are expected to use one or two primary sources (your chosen poem(s)) that come from either our textbook or Poetry FoundationAdditionally, students must find a scholarly journal article from one of the library’s databases and an article from a reputable Internet source (there’s a list in Blackboard but common ones include Slate Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian).

The below examples DO NOT include hanging tab formatting (that’s a nightmare for a blog) and are categories as primary source, secondary source, and textbook cultural context

Primary Source from textbook:

Pond, Amy. “Traveling Through the Multiverse.” Literature and the Writing Process, edited by Elizabeth McMann et al., 10th edition, Pearson, 2015. pp. xxx-xx.

Primary Source from Poetry Foundation:

Of-the-Southern-Isles, Hans. “My Frozen Heart.” Poetry Foundation, date last updated, url.

Secondary Reputable Internet Source:

Jasmine, Princess. “Because He Freed the Genie.” Slate Magazine, date last updated, url.

Academic Search Complete or Proquest

Granger, Hermione. “Evil Stops With Good.” Magical Wisdom Medical Associationvol. 5 issue 6, 2009. pp. 882-98. Academic Search Complete, url.

Issues and Controversies Secondary Source Article

Scully, William. “Grandson of CSM and Son of Spooky.” Issues & Controversies, 1999, url

Gale content written by Gale editors:

“Blackberry Winter.” Short Stories for Students, edited by Iva Mark Milne, vol. 8, Gale, 2000, pp. 1-23. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http://go.galegroup.com/ps/ i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2695500012&it=r&asid=b31b87705ad5123852 5a58424b977ab9.

Gale content written specifically for the Gale series:

Metzger, Sheri. “Essay on ‘A Doll’s House.'” Drama for Students, edited by David Galens and Lynn Spampinato, vol. 1, Gale, 1998, pp. 116-19. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2692600 015&it=r&asid=3a27b5a54fefb19b5aec945fc4bfa233.

Gale content originally published in a book:

Vernado, S. L. “The Idea of the Numinous in Gothic Literature.” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Jennifer Baise, vol. 85, Gale, 1999, pp. 328-34. Literature Criticism Online, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=LCO&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CIOGEAM8 67694925&asid=1659d5f4bf66b42ec0be0e570c3503eb. Originally published in The Gothic Imagination: Essays in Dark Romanticism, edited by G. R. Thompson, Washington State UP, 1974, pp. 11-21

Gale content originally published in a journal:

Vedder, William. “Who is Jane?: The Intricate Feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Short Story Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 182, 2013, pp. 231-49. Short Story Criticism Online, go.galegroup.com/ps/ i.do?p=LCO&sw=w&u=uiuc_ivcc&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7COLPTFD849176101&asid=1fbf9212e6f c789a9206e1f72d7dae5c. Originally published in Arizona Quarterly, vol. 44, 1988, pp. 40-79.

Content from textbook’s cultural context:

McMann, Elizabeth et al., eds. Literature and the Writing Process, 10th edition, Pearson, 2015. pp. xxx-xx

Poetry Essay Useful Resources

The Poetry Essay assignment sheet is available on Blackboard, and we’ll start discussing expectations next week. In the meantime, here is a list of some useful resources you might be looking for while working on your Poetry Essay assignment.

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Assignment Resources:

Writing Prompt and downloadable Assignment SheetUsing one or two poems from the textbook or from the PoetryFoundation.org archive, explain how the themes, content, characters, or language of the poem represent a social issue. Social issues can be as small as an individual’s self-esteem or as large as racial/gender/identity inequality. Support your observations with citation from the poem(s), one scholarly library database article, and one reputable Internet article.

Organization
  • Minimum 4 full pages and a maximum of 5 full pages
  • Minimum of 5 paragraphs with introduction, 3+ body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Focus on analysis and not summary.
  • Properly introduce your poem and its author in your introduction paragraph.
  • Restate poem and author in your conclusion.  
Thesis & Support
  • Support your observations with citation from the poem(s), one scholarly library database article, and one reputable Internet article.
  • Use a maximum of three secondary sources.
  • Use a minimum of 3 citations from your primary source (the poem).
  • Use a minimum of 2 citations from scholarly library database article(s).
  • Use a minimum of 2 citations from reputable Internet source article(s).
  • Minimum of 1 direct quote AND 1 paraphrase citation per body paragraph.  
Expression
  • Write in third-person (I don’t exclude plural first-person we/our/us).
  • Write in present tense.
  • Use formal voice and proper grammar.  
Source Documentation & MLA Style

Link to IVCC English Department Grading Criteria

**Download attached assignment sheet and refer to related PowerPoints for complete assignment expectations.**

SPRING 2017 Deadline

ENG 1002-07

  • Rough Draft due April 6
  • Final Draft due April 11

ENG 1002 online

  • Rough Draft due to group page by 11:59 PM Wed. April 5
  • Rough Draft comments posted by noon Friday, April 7
  • Final Draft due 11:59 PM Friday, April 14

Citation Resources

IVCC Style Book Overview of MLA Style
Helpful Research Hints
MLA Citation Basics
Works Cited Page Information

Grading Resources

IVCC English Department Grading Standards
Grading Criteria Rubric for Writing Assignments

Library & Reputable Internet Sources Links

Remember that you’ll need to use one library database article and one reputable Internet article for your assignment. You’ll find a list of reputable Internet sources in the the “Resources” link on Blackboard and here’s a link to help you choose credible sourcesHere are the most commonly used library database resources:

Remember that you’ll need to log into the library site if you’re not using a campus computer. When you reach the log in screen, you’ll enter 24611 + your purple student number + 01, and then enter your last name.