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Style Citation Guide:
creating a bibliography for your research paper, be aware that there
are a variety of citation styles you can choose from. Be sure to
ask your instructor about the citation style you may be expected
to use for a particular class. University of Chicago/Turabian, MLA
(Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association)
are three of the most commonly used citation styles.
The citation examples listed below are general; for more complete
information consult a style guide or handbook.
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication:
Franklin, John Hope. George Washington Williams: A Biography. Chicago:
University of Chicago
Two or three authors
Kernighan, Brian W., and Dennis M. Ritchie. The C Programming Language.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:
Editor or compiler as author
von Hallberg, Robert, ed. Canons. Chicago: University of Chicago
Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article,” Title of Periodical
vol# (Year): Pages.
Article in a popular magazine
Weber, Bruce. "The Myth Maker: The Creative Mind of Novelist
E. L. Doctorow." U.S. News and World
(October 1985): 42.
Article in a scholarly journal
Jackson, Richard. "Running Down the Up-Escalator: Regional
Inequality in Papua New Guinea."
14 (1979): 175-84.
Article in a newspaper
Camille, Andre. "Deciding Who Gets Dibs on Health-Care Dollars."
Wall Street Journal (27 March 1984):
When listing a web site on your works consulted page, it may be
difficult to find all the information for a full citation. The most
important citation parts are the URL (web site address) and the
date you accessed the page. Although individual authors may publish
information on a web site, you will often find web resources created
by an institution or organization as shown in the examples below.
WORLD WIDE WEB
Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Page, Page date or date
of last revision [if different from access date].
(date of access).
Mortimer, Gail. The William Faulkner Society Home Page, 16 September
(Accessed 19 November 2002).
ARTICLE FROM A LIBRARY DATABASE
Author's Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article,” Title of Periodical,
vol# (year): pages.
Name of database,
Name of database family (date of access).
Kowalski, Robin M. "Whining, griping, and complaining: Positivity
in the negativity," Journal of
58, (2002): 1023. PsycInfo, Ovid (19 December 2002).
FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Chicago Manual of Style. 14TH ed. Chicago: University of Chicago
Reference desk: Z253 .U69
Chicago Manual of Style Q&A
Online: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and
Dissertations, 6TH ed. Revised by John
Grossman and Alice Bennett. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
Reference desk and Tisch Stacks LB2369 .T8
Walker, Janice R. Columbia Guide to Online Style. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1998.
Reference desk: PN171 .F56 W35