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Section 4: Citations
Works Cited List
Why works cited? Because your paper should be all about ease of reading. Use a Works Cited page to list only those works you actually cite in your paper. In other words, if you write it, cite it.
The Works Cited list appears at the end of the paper.
Quotes Within Quotes
When using a quotation the author has also quoted, use quotation marks and cite as follows:
“The dog ate my paper” (qtd. in Lindsey 35).
Provide a clear signal phrase to alert your reader that a quotation will follow. For example:
Norman Lindsey, author of the Australian literary classic The Magic Pudding, claims “. . .”
In-Text Citations for Quotes
Norman Lindsey, in his work The Magic Pudding, writes that “humor’s humor” (5).
Notice that in this example the author is not in the parentheses because his name is included in the sentence. If, however, the author’s name does not appear in the sentence, then his name would be added to the documentation as follows.
In The Magic Pudding, the author asserts that “humor’s humor” (Lindsey 50).
If more than one work by Norman Lindsey will be discussed, then add the title of the work to the documentation:
Lindsey asserts that “humor’s humor” (Lindsey, The Magic Pudding 5).
Note in every case that the period is included after the parentheses.
The third disturbance due to Bill’s suspicions occurred while Bunyip Bluegum was in a grocer’s shop. If Bunyip hadn’t been in the shop, as was pointed out afterwards, the trouble wouldn’t have occurred. (Lindsey 92)