14/09/16 How to Cite (Part I)

how to cite

Style Overview
Works Cited lists are created to allow readers to locate original sources themselves.

  • Citations are listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.
  • If there are multiple sources by the same author, then citations are listed in order by the date of publication.
  • Only the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns in the title should be capitalized
  • A DOI (digital object identifier) is basically a number that links a source to its location on the Internet. This number isn’t always provided, but if it is, it’s very important to include it in your citation.

Example:
Author Last name, F.I. (Year Published). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Citations for Books with One Author
Structure:
Author Last name, F.I. (Year Published). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
Example:
Dickens, C. (1942). Great expectations.

Citations for Books with Two or More Authors
When citing a book with two or more authors, place the names in the order in which they appear on the source. Structure:
Last name, First initial., Last name, First initial, Last name, First initial. (Date). Title (Secondary Contributors). Location: Publisher.
Examples:
Goldin, C. D., Katz, L. F. (2008). The race between education and technology.
Matthews, G., Smith, Y., Knowles, G. (2009). Disaster management in archives, libraries and museums.

Citations for Chapters in Edited Books
When citing a chapter in an edited book, use the following format:

Structure for Print:
Last name, First initial. (Year published). Chapter title. In First initial. Last name of Editor (Ed.), Book Title (pp. xx-xx). Publishing City, State: Publisher.
Example for Print:
De Abreu, B.S. (2001). The role of media literacy education within social networking and the library. In D.E. Agosto J. Abbas (Eds.), Teens, libraries, and social networking (pp. 39-48). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Structure for Online:
Last name, First initial. (Year published). Chapter title. In First initial. Last name of Editor (Ed.), Book title

[E-reader version, if used] (pp. xx-xx). doi: xxxxx or Retrieved from URL
Example for Online:
Lobo, Raul F. (2003). Introduction to the structural chemistry of zeolites. In S. Auerbach, K. Carrado, P. Dutta (Eds.), Handbook of zeolite science and technology (pp.

Citations for Multiple Works by The Same Author
If you have multiple works by the same author, place the citations in order by the year of publication, with the earliest date first.

Example:
Coelho, P. (1993). The alchemist.
Coelho, P. (2004). Eleven minutes.
Coelho, P. (2011). Aleph.