How do I cite George Orwell's 1984?  

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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This will be a two part answer. First, I will give an example of a citation in the body of the paper. Second, I will give an example of a citation in the bibliography. In the body of the paper, you can cite a source in the following way.

  • As Ronald Mellor writes, "If Roman historical writing was political, it was also deeply moral." (Mellor 1999, 4)

The other option is to use a footnote. If you do this, you will need a superscript after the quotation and then you would write in the footnote: Mellor 1994, 4. Notice that there is no parentheses in a footnote.

As for your bibliography, you should do the following.

  • -Mellor, Ronald. The Roman Historians. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Since you are working on Orwell's 1984, here is how to do it. Bear in mind that there are many publication dates.

  • -Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Penguin, 1992.


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