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Citation Styles & Tools: Example Citations

Quick help on citing sources and tools for storing and organizing sources.

Example Citations: Books

General Format for Books

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstname. Title. Location: Publisher, Year. Medium.

Basic Book

McCorker, Frank. Storymaking and Mythtelling: Comic Literary and Film Images.  New York: Oxbridge, 1992. Print.

Two Authors

Druin, Allison, and Solomon, Cynthia.  Designing Multimedia Environments for  Children. New York, NY: J. Wiley & Sons, 1996. Print.

Article or chapter in an edited book or anthology

Yorbach, Erich. "Odysseus Wonderful." Peripatesis: The Representation of Fantasy and Adventure in Western Literature. Ed. Polly Feemis. Ithaca: Syracuse University Press, 1943. 3-23. Print.

Electronic Book

Coffey, Frank.  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elvis.  New York: Alpha Books, 1997. eBooks on EBSCOhost.Web. 11 May 2000.

 

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Example Citations: Other Materials

Lecture notes

General format:

Lecturer's name. "Title of lecture." Meeting. Name of sponsoring organization. Location of lecture, date.

**If you don't know the title of the lecture, or the lecture doesn't have a title, use the title Lecture (without the quotation marks).

Examples:

Litfin, Karen. "Introduction to Political Economy." Political Science 203. University of Washington. Seattle, 16 October 2000.

Collins, Kathleen. Lecture. Sociology 300. University of Washington. Seattle, 16 October 2014.

 

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Example Citations: Articles

General Format

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. "Article Title." Journal Title, Volume.Number (Year): pages.

Journal article, two authors

L'Ambrosch, Zampoun and Teodolinda Roncaglia. "From Marco Polo to James Joyce: Coping with New Cultures." Acculturation in Literature 45.2 (1990): 156-172. Print.

Journal article from an online database

Jauch, Joseph. "When Friends Argue: Galileo, Urban VIII and What Really Happened." Cosmology and Theology Journal 15.3 (1951): 26-45. JSTOR. Web. 14 July 2007.

Online Journal Article from Web

McDonlad, Marianne. “Seamus Heaney’s Cure at Troy: Politics and Poetry.” Classics Ireland 3 (1996): n. pag. Web. 11 May 2000.

Newspaper Article from an Online Database

Beyette, Beverly. "Here’s Looking at Casablanca.” Los Angeles Times 7 Oct 1998: E1. Lexis-Nexis. Web. 10 May 2000.

Online Newspaper Article from Web

Friskics-Warren, Bill. "The Latest Nonconformist from Nashville West." New York Times. Web. 7 May 2000. 11 May 2000.

Newspaper from Print Source

Kaplan, Robert D. "Robert Frost's Vermont: in the Green Mountain National Forest, Scenes from the Poems." New York Times 1 Sept. 1991, natl. ed.: 13.

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Example Citations: Web Sites

General Format

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName (if available). "Title of Web Page or Article (if applicable)." Title of Web Site. Version or edition used. Publisher if known (if unknown use N.p.), Date of Publication (Day Month Year, as available, if not available, use n.d.).  Medium. Date accessed (Day Month Year).

Web page with author

Peace, Richard. “Fathers and Children: Understanding Nature.” The Novels of Turgenev: Symbols and Emblems. U of Bristol P, 20 July 2002. Web. 5 May 2005.

Web Page with no author

"New Media @ the Center." The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. U of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center, 2009. Web. 11 Sept. 2009.

Entire Web site

Internet Weather Source. Vers. 2. National Weather Service, 8 May 2008. Web. 15 September 2008.

 

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