Essay Guidelines
Last Update January 2008
Essay Guidelines

You only need footnotes and bibliography (no endnotes are needed)

"Footnotes and Endnotes are used to give credit to sources of any material borrowed, summarized or paraphrased. They are intended to refer readers to the exact pages of the works listed in the Works Cited, References, or Bibliography section. "

"students need to use lots of footnotes/endnotes in their research papers.  Their function is two-fold.  First, they cite the primary or secondary evidence that is used in the body of the paper.  Second, they provide a venue for extended commentary on the sources--material that your reader may find distracting in the body of the paper. "

Footnote and Endnote Basics (Also gives steps on how to create footnotes with MicroSoft Word)

Five Types of Essays


Types of Essays (see web page for more)