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I have highlighted areas of attention and put explanatory comments in brackets []
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                                          Works Cited

Becker, Gary S. “Get the FDA Out of the Way, and Drug Prices Will Drop.” Business Week. 16

       Sept. 2002: 16. Proquest. 5 Nov. 2002. Keyword: Prescription Drug.

Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 1999.

“Local Boy Named Trucking Fleet Skipper.” St. Louis Post Dispatch. 8 Nov. 1998: C1.

Masland, Tom. “The Gems of War: How Illicit Diamonds Finance Africa’s Bloodiest Conflicts.”

       Newsweek. 10 July 2000: 20-24.

Townshend, Pete, and Roger Daltrey. Who are You? 1969.[optional] New York and London: Eel

       Pie, 1990. [If you weren’t getting the information from the 1990 version, you

       wouldn’t know about the two versions, so it really doesn’t matter unless there were

       differences in the two versions]

Zosel, Sabine. “Poets of the Former East.” German Poetry. 18.3 (1999). 4 July 2000.


[Note: Italics could be underlines. I prefer italics; some sources, including Hacker, show
[Note: ISBN numbers are useful to librarians and people who are order books from
publishers. The rest of us don’t need or use them.]

Part 2--

GM crops are grown commercially in over 40 countries and 6 continents. According to the US

Department of Energy Office of Science in 2000, “the country that grew 99% of the global GM

crops was the United States” (“Genetically”).

[Note: Use just enough of the title to distinguish it. You might have to use more of the title

if two works had a similar title, starting with the same words, for instance.]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that the FDA is responsible for the

labeling of all foods except for meat, poultry and some egg products (USFDA).

[Note: This one is a little tricky. This seems to be in a source from the U.S. Food and Drug

Administration web site. For that reason, I would use the FDA as the source rather than the

Dept of Health and Human Services. By incorporating the Dept. of Health in the text

material, you are able to straddle both issues successfully.]


In summary, the FDA is permitting manufacturers to label and market GMFs at their discretion

regarding information about the GM process and their ingredients (Vogt and Jackson).

Besides redesigning and recycling, we could further reduce waste by “systematically clustering

factories close to one another so that the waste from one process can be used as the raw material

for another” (Brown 139).

[Note: Be careful about using “quoted in.” This means that you found the quoted material in

another source, not just that it has quote marks around it. For example the source you are

reading is by Jones. In the article Jones copies or quotes something from Brown. It could

look like this:

Thomas Brown says, “I won’t tolerate this government intrusion” (Jones). [No need for quoted

in. We can see that Brown said it in something Jones wrote.]

[Consider the following:]

“I won’t tolerate this government intrusion” (qtd. in Jones).
[This doesn’t really show who said it; it does show Jones copied it. See how rarely this is

needed? Just incorporate the speaker’s name, put the quoted material, then give the source

in parentheses.]

One important resource that you will be using for the documented essay is the online

subscription service Proquest or Proquest Direct. This resource-- that the colleges subscribe

to--contains valuable academic resources, many in full text. After I discussed this with the

reference librarians, we agreed that the following form would be adequate and correct.

Please use in any citations for Proquest, Lexis-Nexis, etc. Here’s another example:

Brown, Leroy. “I’m Big. I’m Bad.” Journal of Bad Boys 22.4 (2001). Proquest. 26 April

2003. Keywords: eponymous song titles.

[Broke out:  Brown, Leroy = Author “I’m Big. I’m Bad.” = title of article, in quotation marks
Journal of Bad Boys = Journal or Periodical Name, in italics or underlined, but be consistent
with other entries 22.4 (2001). = volume. issue (often the year) Proquest. = name of service
26 April 2003. = date of access Keywords: eponymous song titles. = the term(s) used to
search the service.

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