This is a final paper and it is about the history of women entering a previously male-dominated profession. This is the topic of the essay from the professor:
“You can write about a particular profession or area of work and the experiences of women within that profession or area. For example, you might want to research the history of women entering a previously male-dominated profession such as law, medicine, accounting, architecture, engineering, construction trades, firefighting, policing, corrections, the military, or academe. Alternatively, you can explore the history and current situation of women in more traditionally womens work such as nursing, teaching, clerical work, or social work.”
This is the essay structure and instruction about the essay from the professor:
The final paper for this course should be 8-10 pages in length (typed, double-spaced).
The paper should be based on at least 5 sources (books or articles). You may include scholarly Internet sources, but these must be in addition to the books and articles in scholarly journals.
Documentation means citing clearly the sources you have used, both for direct quotes and for broad ideas.
The simplest way to cite the books or articles that have formed the basis of your thinking for the paper is to use the short form of citation, and list all references alphabetically at the end of the paper. Thus, if you were quoting from one of my books, you would cite me as (Eisenstein, 2009), and in the list of references, put the full title, as follows:
Eisenstein, Hester. 2009. Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Womens Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
A book that is useful in technical issues such as footnotes in writing a paper is Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (University of Chicago Press).