References List Model

For your Definition (Category) Argument, your other Shorter Arguments, and of course your Research Paper will have to include a References list. Please understand this is different from a Bibliography, which identifies every source you consulted in your research. The References list identifies only works you’ve cited (through direct quotation, summary, or paraphrase) in this particular essay.

If you get your sources through the Rowan library databases, you can use Prof Search or RefWorks to produce automated References citations. A little experience with RefWorks will also accustom you to the mechanics of common citation types. But if you get stuck for a particular style, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue offers a free online guide to citation.

Easier still than building your own citations with help from a manual are the automated Bibliography and Works Cited generators such as EasyBib, Citation Machine, and ETurabian.

A sample References list follows.


Are you Eating Too Much Meat?Forbes. 24 March 2009. Web. 9 March 2011.

Teeth Show Fruit Was The Staple; No Exceptions Found.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 15 May 1979. 8-9 March 2011.

Meat.” WikiInvest. Web. 9 March 2011.

Study: vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets.” The University of Chicago News Office. The University of Chicago, 13 April 2006. 8 March 2011.

Humans are Naturally Plant-Eaters (According to the Best Evidence: Our Bodies).” Vegetarian Guide. Michael Bluejay, September 2010. 8 March 2011.

How Meat Contributes to Global Warming.” Scientific American. Scientific American, 4 February 2009. 9 March 2011.