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 (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
Journal or newspaper article in an aggregate database (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
Document on a Website    Book with an editor
Government Document on a Website   Newspaper article without an author
Electronic Book from a Collection   Newspaper article with one author
Electronic Book