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1 Interdisciplinarity: Clues from Citation January 8 th Iris Jastram

2 What is Citation Good For, Anyway?  Shows respect for your community  Communicates clearly within a community (like jargon)  Reveals what kinds of evidence are most important to a community  Builds context for your argument  Gives credit where credit is due

3 Three Basic Rules of Citation  Rule of Least Confusion  Rule of Brevity  Rule of Readability

4 Comparing Bibliographies  The next three slides will show examples of MLA, APA, and Chicago style so that you can compare the differences.

5 MLA – Privileging the author’s words & ideas  In Text Citation  Parenthetical citation: (Santiago and Wilder 492)  Works Cited Page  Santiago, Anne M. and Margaret G. Wilder. “Residential Segregation and Links to Minority Poverty: The Case of Latinos in the United States.” Social Problems. 38 (1991):

6 APA – Privileging Author and Date  In Text Citation  Parenthetical citation: (Santiago and Wilder, 1991, p. 492)  References Page  Santiago, A., & Wilder, M.. (1991). Residential Segregation and Links to Minority Poverty: The Case of Latinos in the United States. Social Problems, 38,

7 Chicago style – Privileging the Author’s words, but acknowledging the importance of other information.  In the text, place a footnote number  Footnote: 2 Anne M. Santiago and Margaret G. Wilder, “Residential Segregation and Links to Minority Poverty: The Case of Latinos in the United States,” Social Problems 38 (1991): 492.  Bibliographical Reference Page  Santiago, Anne M. and Margaret G. Wilder. “Residential Segregation and Links to Minority Poverty: The Case of Latinos in the United States.” Social Problems 38 (1991):

8 Basic Elements  Author  Title (sometimes two, if you’re working with a short piece within a larger collection)  Information about the specific publication  Year  Information about a place within the publication Note that in footnotes, there are commas between each of these elements. In bibliographies, there are generally periods there instead.

9 Books  Footnote:  David H. Richter, Falling into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading Literature (New York: Bedford Books / St. Martin’s Press, 1994), 9.  Richter, Falling into Theory, 10.  Bibliographical Reference:  Richter, David H. Falling into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading Literature. New York: Bedford Books / St. Martin’s Press, 1994.

10 Articles  Footnote:  Juanita Heredia, "Voyages South and North: The Politics of Transnational Gender Identity in Caramelo and American Chica," Latino Studies 5, no. 3 (2007): 347.  Bibliography  Heredia, Juanita. "Voyages South and North: The Politics of Transnational Gender Identity in Caramelo and American Chica." Latino Studies 5, no. 3 (2007):

11 Web Sites  Footnote:  Northfield AreaConnect, “Northfield Population and Demographics,” AreaConnect,  Bibliographical Reference:  Northfield AreaConnect. “Northfield Population and Demographics.” AreaConnect, Jan. 10, 2006,

12 Government Information  Footnote:  U.S. Bureau of the Census, Median Gross Rent by Counties of the United States, 1970, Prepared by the Geography Division in cooperation with the Housing Division, Bureau of the Census (Washington, DC, 1975).  Bibliographical Reference:  U.S. Bureau of the Census. Median Gross Rent by Counties of the United States, Prepared by the Geography Division in cooperation with the Housing Division, Bureau of the Census. Washington, DC, 1975.


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