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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. Publisher, Year.

Basic Book

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

Two Authors

Druin, Allison, and Solomon, Cynthia.  Designing Multimedia Environments for  Children. J. Wiley & Sons, 1996. 

Article or chapter in an edited book or anthology

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

Electronic Book

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

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Example Citations: Other Materials

General Format for Lecture Notes

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, Version, Number, Publication Date, Page Numbers. 

Journal article, two authors

L'Ambrosch, Zampoun and Teodolinda Roncaglia. "From Marco Polo to James Joyce: Coping with New Cultures." Acculturation in Literature,  vol. 45, no. 2, 1990, pp. 156-172.

Journal article from an online database

Bustin, Richard. “The Living City: Thirdspace and the Contemporary Geography Curriculum.” Geography, vol. 96, no. 2, 1 July 2011, pp. 60–68. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/41320337

Newspaper Article from an Online Database

Biskupic, Joan. “In Shaping of Internet Law, First Amendment Is Winning.” The Washington Post, 12 Sept. 1999, p. A2. ProQuest Newsstand, search.proquest.com/docview/1729603029?accountid=14784.

Newspaper Article from Web or Print Source

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

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Example Citations: Web Sites

General Format

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. “Title of Article or Individual Page.” Title of website, Name of publisher, Date of publication, URL or DOI. 

Web page with Author

Peace, Richard. “A Promising Study Reveals New Hope for an HIV Cure.” Huffington Post, 11 Nov. 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hiv-study-vaccine-immune-system_us_5823c0bde4b0e80b02cec738 

Webpage with no Author

"New Media @ the Center." The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. U of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center, 2009. http://www.writing.wisc.edu/newMedia@theCenter.html 

Entire Website

National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, http://www.weather.gov/

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