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Citation Guides

Citation help for the major citation styles

Reference: BOOK

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

>>>Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

*When citing a book, remember to use the title page and verso of the title page (the backside) for your information.  This is where you can find the author, title, and all the publication information.

Where do I find all of this information?

Don't forget the in-text citation! See bottom of page for help on in-text citations!

Reference: JOURNAL ARTICLE

  

Smith, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retreived from http://www.articlehomepage.com/full/url/

>>>Author, A. A., & Author B. B. (Date of Publication). Title of Article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. Retreived from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Where do I find all of this information?

Don't forget the in-text citation! See bottom of page for help on in-text citations!

Reference: SECTION IN A WEB DOCUMENT

Peckinpaugh, J. (2003). Change in the Nineties. In J. S. Bough and G. B. DuBois (Eds.), A century of growth in America. Retrieved from GoldStar database.

>>>Author, A. A. (Date of Publication). Title of ArticleIn Title of book or larger documant (chapter or section number). Retreived from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

*When citing a web site, you are usually not using the entire site as web sites are made up of dozens to thousands of web pages.  You are usually using single or multiple web pages (or web documents) from a web site.  When citing a web document, if there is no personal author, you will use the organization that is responsible for the web site.  

*When trying to find the date of a web document, this might be listed either at the top or bottom of the article, or possibly in the text.

Where do I find all of this information?

Don't forget the in-text citation! See bottom of page for help on in-text citations!

Reference: MOTION PICTURE

IN-TEXT CITATION

What is an in-text citation? 

Brief source information in the body of your paper that signals you are using information you got from somebody else AND which points your reader to that source's full citation (if they want to investigate further). 

Every time you quote, paraphrase, or summarize an external information source, you must provide an in-text citation directly after this to document and identify from where that information comes.

At the bare minimum, an APA in-text citation supplies the author's name and the publication year (example: Hacker & Fister, n.d.).  When you are directly quoting a source or paraphrasing a specific passage, you will also need to provide a page number. 

Use n.d. when there is no date. 

Check out the Lone Island University Citation Style Guide or the Purdue Online Writing Lab to see rules on how to do an in-text citation for different kinds of information sources. 

Bibliography

 The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 1 June 2015.