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Citation Styles MLA format used for research papers in history and literature APA format used for scientific papers Must follow format EXACTLY, including capitalization and punctuation
A Book With One Author Author’s name (last name, first name) Title of book (underlined) City of publication: Publisher, (separated by a colon) (this information found on title page) Copyright date (found on copyright page or back of title page). Medium of publication (Print).
What It Should Look Like Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. New York: New American Library, 1959. Print. NOTE: Begin at the left margin of the paper; 2 nd line and all other lines of entry are indented.
Article in a Reference Book Author (if given) (last name, first name) “Title of article.” (in quotes) Title of Reference Book (underlined) Medium of Publication Note: Begin with title of article if author is not indicated.
What It Should Look Like McDonald, Robert A. J., and Graeme Wynn. “British Columbia.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2005. Print. Note: Articles are in quotes, books are underlined.
Periodical (Magazine) Article Author (last name, first name) (if given) “Title of Article.” (in quotes) Title of Magazine (underlined) Date: pages. (separated by colon) Medium. Note: begin with title if author is not given
What It Should Look Like Jones, John. “Game Plan for Life.” Newsweek. 24 January 2001: 54- 57. Print. Note: Some magazines are weekly and some are monthly. If weekly, make sure to give the entire date. Put the day first, then month, then year. Like this: 25 June 2000
Personal Interview Person Interviewed (last name, first name) Type of interview (personal, telephone, e-mail, instant message) Date (day month year) Note: Though we don’t normally write dates this way, this is the standard international notation.
What It Should Look Like Johnson, Leonard. Telephone Interview. 30 September 2002. Note: Don’t forget to indent the 2 nd line!
Website Editor, Author, or compiler name (if given) (last name, first name) Title of web page (underlined) Name of any organization associated with page Date of creation Medium Date you accessed the site (day month year) Note: Begin with title if no author is given
What It Should Look Like Stamford Central School. 1 October 2002. Web. 9 November 2009. http://www.stamfordcs.orghttp://www.stamfordcs.org. Note: Many word-processing programs, including Word, will automatically format a web address and show it in a different colored font. Right click it and select “remove hyperlink” to turn it black again.
Another Example of Internet Site Grendel, Tom, “Beowulf.” Romance Languages and Literature. University of Chicago. 30 September 2002. Web. 9 November 2009. Note: If author and title are available, begin with author, then title, then carry on from there.
Article from an Online Database, like EBSCO or Proquest Note: cite the article first (just like a magazine or encyclopedia citation), then cite the database information. Magazine or Encyclopedia citation Name of the database (underlined) Media (Web). Date you accessed the article (day month year)
What It Should Look Like Junge, Wolfgang, and Nathan Nelson. “Nature's Rotary Electromotors.” Science 29 Apr. 2005: 642-44. Science Online. Web. 5 Mar. 2009. Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid- Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009. Note: this is different from a regular web page
Final Product Works Cited (top of page, centered) Items in alphabetical order by the first word, whether it is part of a title or a person’s name Single spaced, double space between entries. Do NOT number the entries. Don’t forget to indent the 2 nd line of any citation.
Resources Try using Citation Machine to check your work, or help you if you’re stuck! http://citationmachine.net/index.php?new_ style=1&reset=1#here http://citationmachine.net/index.php?new_ style=1&reset=1#here You can also use the guide at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource /747/01/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource /747/01/
Need more information? You can access this presentation, and all the other handouts I provide you for your term paper at http://www.stamfordcs.org/library/ready_re ference.htm http://www.stamfordcs.org/library/ready_re ference.htm