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Citing a Book

____________________ , _______________________ .
Author’s name ( last name, first initial)

(_______________) .
Copyright date

__________________________________________ .
Title of book ( Italicized)-only capitalize first word of title except for proper nouns)

____________________ : _____________________ .
City where book was published : Publishing company.

Example of a book citation:

Sachar, L. (1998). Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Example of a book citation with two authors:

Berenstain, S., & Berenstain, J. (1967). The bear scouts. New York: Random House Beginner Books.

Citing an Online Encyclopedia

____________________________________ , _________________ .
Author’s name, if given ( last name, first initial)

(______).
Copyright Year

__________________________________________ .
Title of article ( Italicized-Only capitalize first word of title and all proper nouns)

_______________________ .
Name of On-line Encyclopedia

_______________________________________,
Date retrieved-Month/Day/Year

from___________________________________________,
Name of Database used

______________________________________
Complete http: address

Example of a signed online encyclopedia article citation:

Culver, T. A. (2007). Birds. The New Book of Knowledge. Retrieved August 27, 2007, from Grolier Online http://nbk.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=a2002880-h

Note: If the author of the encyclopedia article is not stated, leave the first line blank and start the citation with the title of the article.

Example of an unsigned online encyclopedia article citation:

Dog. (2007). World Book Online Reference Center. Retrieved August 27, 2007, from World Book Online .

Citing an Internet Website
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Author’s name, if known ( last name, first initial)

(__________,____________).
Year/Month of publication (n.d. if there is no date)

_______________________________________________________ .
Full title of web document (italicized)

___________________________________________,
Date retrieved-Month/Day/Year

from ____________________________________________________________
Complete http: address

Example of web site citation:

Cain, B. (2000). The nine planets. Retrieved January, 15, 2000, from http://www.seds.org/billa/tnp/

Citing an Encyclopedia Article
____________________________ , _______.
Author’s name, if given ( last name, first initial)

(___________).
Year of Publication

__________________________________________________ .
Title of article

In ________________________________________.
Title of encyclopedia (Italicized)

(______________,_____________).
Volume Number, Page Numbers

________________:_____________________.
Publishing City:Publishing Company

Example of a signed encyclopedia article citation:

Spinard, H. (2000). Mars. In The World Book Encyclopedia. (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Example of unsigned encyclopedia article citation:

Chocolate. (1999). In The New Book of Knowledge. (Vol. 19, p. 3). London: Hogarth Press.

**If an entry has not author stated, place the title in the author position.

 

 
Forms taken from Upchurch website...Thanks!
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