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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

AuthorLastname, F. I. (Date). Book title. Location: Publisher.

Book

DeCarbo, M. A. (1969). Mentorship among older and younger college students. Berkeley, CA: University of California.

Book with two authors

Druin, A., & Solomon, C. (1996). Designing multimedia environments for children. New York, NY: J. Wiley & Sons.

Article or chapter in an edited book

Franciscu, J. B., & Chiarini, L. B. (1992). Clarity at last: Including personal spiritual beliefs in patient motivation evaluation. In R. M. Bright III (Ed.), Aspects of Psychology: Vol. 7. Psychology and Religion (2nd ed., pp. 24-68). Hagerstown, PA: Amicus.

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Example Citations: Other Materials

Lecture Presentations

General Format

Author, F.M. (Publication Year).Name or title of lecture [file format]. Retrieved from URL

**If you are citing a classroom presentation, include the same data except the retrieval information

Examples:

Jacobson, T.E. & Mackey, T. (2013). What’s in the name?: Information literacy, metaliteracy, or transliteracy [Powerpoint slides]. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/tmackey/acrl-2013

Smith, J.F. (2013, Oct. 17). U.S. Political Parties in Perspective [Powerpoint slides and class handout]. Retrieved from http://canvas.uw.edu/

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Example Citations: Articles

Journal article from database (with DOI)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal,
volume number,
page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or
Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000

Prdziebylo, I. L., Korzybski, C. L., & Gimpelowicz, Z. (1991). Interpersonal cognition and sibling rivalry in large families. Polish Journal of Psychology, 74, 329-348. doi: 10.1037/2078-6133.25.2.233

Journal article from database (no DOI)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, Page Range. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com/full/url/

Journal article in print (no DOI)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal,
volume number,
page range.

Online Newspaper Article

Newton, C. (2010, Feb. 15). Driving-while-texting ban advances Senate. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved from http://www.azcentral.com

Newspaper from Print Source

Pearson, S. L. (1997, June 5). Why Johnny can't play. The Arizona Republic, p. HL1.

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Example Citations: Web Sites

General Format

AuthorLastname, F. I. (Date of Publication). Web article title (if applicable) [Description of Form]. Title of Web Site. Retreived date, from http://website.com

(If no author listed, begin the entry with the web page title)

Web page

Grey, C., & Haran, B. (n.d.). H.I. #1: Being wrong on the Internet [Podcast]. Hello Internet. Retrieved February 19, 2014, from http://www.hellointernet.fm/podcast/1

Entire Web site

Thaller, M. (2007). Cool Cosmos [website]. Retrieved August 27, 2008, from http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/

*Some elements may be missing. Provide as much information as possible.

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