Examples of Citations

See actual style manual in your library Term Paper Assistance section for complete information. Basic citation information is also available online. There are numerous rules for very specific situations. These examples are for References, Bibliographies or Works Cited only - these are NOT how to credit in the body of the text or with notes. Some databases offer examples via their Help or Cite button. Be sure the database is using the most current version.

Examples here are based on     APA 6th ed.       MLA 7th ed.     Chicago (Turabian) 7th ed.

Electronic Sources
Print Sources

Journal or newspaper article online (PDF)(example of one publication (not from a database), such as Science Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, etc.)

  Book with one author (PDF)
Journal or newspaper article in an aggregate database (PDF) (aggregate refers to databases that have articles from many publications such as Academic Search Elite, History Study Center, JSTOR, Nursing Resource Center, Nursing and Allied Health Collection, Classical Music Library, Oxford Music Online)   Book with two authors (PDF)
Document on a Website (PDF)   Book with an editor (PDF)
Government Document on a Website (PDF)   Newspaper article without an author (PDF)
Electronic Book from a Collection (PDF)   Newspaper article with one author (PDF)
Electronic Book (PDF)    

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