History 371: "Inventing History"

Spring, 2001

GUIDELINES FOR FORMATTING PAPERS

Papers should be prepared using either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Other word processing files will not be accepted.

Your paper is due in two formats, printed and electronic. Note that the formatting for each (below) is slightly different.

Since we are writing ancient history, we will use stylistic guidelines adapted from one of the leading American journals of classics, the Transactions of the American Philological Association , better known as TAPA. For a full discussion, visit TAPA's web site: http://www.apaclassics.org/Publications/TAPARules.html


Format:

Notes & Citations:

Style Sheet for citations and references: APA (adapted).


APA format is reviewed in many publications (some electronic). The "official" version in print is Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (NY: Modern Language Association, 1995) (PE 1498. M57 1995). An abbreviated, but still useful, summary is found in Diana Hacker, The Bedford Handbook (= Bedford Handbook for Writers) (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1998) (2 copies, PE 1408 .H277 1998).

A handy "tip sheet" for using the MLA style is provided at the following Web site: http://www.hccs.cc.tx.us/system/library/TipSheets/MLA.html

To cite Internet and electronic resources, visit: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Style.html.

Note that your bibliography should take the form of a “Works Cited” page rather than a true bibliography. A list of "Works Cited" provides information only on works to which you referred in the text, whereas a bibliography can include books that are related to the subject but were not cited.

The APA format includes "in-line citations," references that are "embedded" in the text of the paper. If you need to discuss a topic in a note, use footnotes, not end notes, and use the automatic formatting of footnotes that Microsoft Word and WordPerfect provide.