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Reference Materials

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The Chicago manual of style online [electronic resource]
Call Number: Z253 .U69 2010
Publication Date: c2010

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MLA handbook for writers of research papers
Call Number: REF LB2369 .G53 2009
ISBN: 9781603290241

 

Quick APA & MLA Citation Examples

APA Citation Style:

Books:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Print Journals:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, Volume, pages.

Smith, J. (2010). Title of Article. Title of Journal, 1, 1-32.

Articles retrieved from an online Database:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, Volume, pages. Retrieved Date, from Name of Database database.

Smith, J. (2010). Title of Article. Title of Journal, 1, 1-32. Retrieved 1 December 2010, from JSTOR database.

Website:

Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of Page/Document. Retrieved from URL

USMA Library. (n.d.). Ask a Librarian. Retrieved from http://www.usma.libanswers.com

 

MLA Citation Style:

Books:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium of publication.

Gibaldi, Joseph. Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.

Print Journals:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication.

Smith, John. "Title of Article." Title of Journal 1.2 (2010): 1-32. Print.

Articels retrieved from an online Database:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Name of Database (ex. Academic Search Complete). Web. Retrieved Date, Ex. 27 May 2009.

Smith, John. "Title of Article." Title of Journal 1.2 (2010): 1-32. JSTOR. Web. Retrieved 01 December 2010.

Website:

Lastname, Firstname. "Name of Webpage." Website title. Date. Publisher. Date of access. <URL>.

USMA Library. "Ask a Librarian." USMA Library. n.d. United States Military Academy. 01 December 2010. <http://www.usma.libanswers.com>.

 

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