Creating term papers: citing literature

When writing a term paper, it is important to include various sections in the paper in order to ensure it has proper formatting. When writing a term paper, the paper is separated into three distinct sections including: introduction, body, and conclusion.

Research papers generally include the following sections:

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Works Cited

When writing a term paper, it is important to use proper citation of research and literature in order to give proper representation to the authors and researchers who have originally presented the information.

The information can be presented in a format that is included in the paper with citations, and is then listed in a works cited or bibliography at the end of the paper. This is an easy way to cite the information, because it can be included in a separate section and does not need to be squeezed into a paper. Presenting the literature in a separate section allows the reader to move on and forward when reading and to not get tied up in the citations that are presented in the middle of the paper. Instead, it is possible to present the information in the separate section where it can be looked at when the reader has finished the paper. This is a great way for people to be able to do extra research on the topic when they have finished reading the paper. They can go to the works cited section and find the information that was used to back up the thesis.

Citing literature is extremely important because it is considered plagiarism if the information from another person is not cited correctly and is used as one’s own words. This is a legal issue and cannot be legally done. Instead there is a proper way of citing other people’s work in order to use it in a legal way. Citing literature is important to support the ideas of the author and to make sure that all people are given credit for their ideas and works.

Writing a term paper means doing a large amount of research and then compiling the information into a proper paper section in order to prove to the reader certain ideas. The research and literature that is cited is important to the substance of the paper and helps to make the paper more credible, especially in an academic or professional setting. The literature citation needs to be done in a proper way in order to support the ideas of the author.