• Works Cited
    Works Cited Information
    When preparing a research paper, the student must use resources (books, databases, websites, magazines, or other informational sources), to closely read and identify the information that is needed for their particular research paper.  All students must give credit to the authors of these sources, because the author is the owner of his/her work and investigation.  If you do not give credit to the author...you are stealing his/her work.  A works cited page at the end of your research paper, is meant to accomplish three things:
    • Give credit to the original author of the information
    • List the sources used to write the paper so the teacher/instructor can check your information
    • And, to list the sources used to write the paper in case anyone who is reading your paper would like to find out more information about your topic
    A typical elementary school work cited page contains the following information:
    • Author's name
    • Title of book or article
    • Publisher of the material
    • Date published - Copyright date
    • Place of publication
    • Date accessed
    • URL
    This is what a typical work cited page for an elementary student looks like:
    Works Cited Page
    Jane Doe 
    Foster, Don C. "Frog." World Book Student. World Book, 2014, Web. 7  May 2014. 
    Kranking, Kathy. "Frogs." National Wildlife Federation. May 7, 2014. <//www.nwf.org/Kids?Ranger-         Rick/Animals/Amphibians>. 
    Lunis, Natalie. Tricky tree frogs. New York: Bearport Pub., 2010. 
    Pringle, Laurence. Frogs!: strange and wonderful. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 2012. 

    Last updated June 25, 2013
Last Modified on February 16, 2017