Use this style guide to cite your sources correctly.
1. Identify the type of source you are citing. Is it a book with one author, a magazine, a website?
2. Click on the type of source you are citing.
3. Follow the format/style of the source.
4. In the final form, a Works Cited page is alphabetized. sort your sources alphabetically by the first word of the citation, ignoring a, an, and the.
5. In the final form, a Works Cited page should be double spaced. The second and following lines of each citation is indented five spaces.
What sources are you citing?Author of article Last name, First name. "Title of article." Name of Encyclopedia. Copyright date.Examples:
Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.Example: Freedman, Richard. What Unions Do. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 2003.Author's Last name, First name, and First Name Last Name of other Author. Title of Book. City of ublication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.EXAMPLE: Hyde, Margaret, and Elizabeth Held Forsyth. Suicide: The HiddenEpidemic. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 2002.
no author listed: "Dinosaur." World Book Encycopedia, 2002.
author listed: Chiappini, Luciano. "Liberty, Statue of." World Book Encyclopedia, 2002. .(back to top)
BOOKS WITH MORE THAN TWO AUTHORS:Author's Last name, First name, et al. Title of Book. City ofPublication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.EXAMPLE: Edens, Walter, et al. Teaching Shakespeare. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Press, 2000. BOOK WITH NO AUTHOR:Title of Book.City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright date.EXAMPLE: World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003. New York: World Almanac Books, 2003.Author of article Last name, First name. (if listed) "Article Title." Title of Work. Ed. editor of the work. Vol. Number. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Publication year. Inclusive page numbers.*If no author is given for the article, start the citation wih the Article Title.EXAMPLE: Hornberger, Theodore. "Benjamin Franklin." American Writers: A Collection Of Literary Biographies. Ed. Leonard Unger. Vol. II. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1974. 101-25.Author of article, Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Name of Magazine. Day Month Year: inclusive page numbers.*if no author is given for the article, start the citation with the Article Title.Example: Thompson, Mark. "Up From the Depth." Time 28 Feb. 2002: 43-46.Author of article Last name, First name. "Article Title." Name of Newspaper Day Month Year: Section letter and page.*if no author is given for the article, start the citation with the Article Title.Example: Manning, Sara. "Curriculum Battles from Left and Right." USA Today 2 Jan. 2003: D5Author of article (if listed). "Title of the article." Name of the site (or online database). Other relevant information (when available) Date assessed-Day Month Year .*Since many website addresses are lengthy, include only the Internet address up to the first single slash (adding any relevant path and file names).Examples:
Last name of person interviewed, First name. Kind of interview. DateExamples:
"Elephant." Worldbook Online. 30 Mar. 2002 http://www.worldbookonline.com
Schaller. George. ""On the Trail of New Species." Scientific American 1 May 2002: 44. Newsbank Infoweb. Ryan Library, Denton, TX: 18 Oct. 2002 http://inforweb.newsbank.com.
Gahr, Evan. "Access to Guns Can Lead to School Shootings." Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. 8 Jan. 2003 http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet.
"Raebok International Ltd." Hoover's Online. 2002. Hoover's Company Information. 14 Jan. 2003 http://www.hoover.com/capsules/112666html.
Personal website: Lancashire, Ian. Home page. 13 Dec. 2002 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca: 8080/~ian/.
Title. Director. Performers (if pertinent). Distributer, Date of release.*Cite a video, DVD, and slide program like a film, but include the original release date (if relevant) and the medium, neither underlined nor enclosed in quotes, before the name of the distributor.Example: Titanic. Dir. James Cameron. Perf. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount, 1997.Last name of Artist, First name. Title of Recording. Recording Company, Year.Example: Simon, Paul. Father and Daugher. Warner Bros., 2002.Author's Last name, First name, Title of Pamphlet. City of Publication: Name of Publisher, Publication year.Example: Smith, John. Erie Canal. Albany: New York Historical Society, 1997.
Stephani, Gwen. Telephone interview. 12 June 2002.
Woods, Tiger. Personal interview. 18 Dec. 2002.