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How do I cite this in a bibliography?

 

The citation information found when you click the link at the top of entries is intended to serve as an aid to the bibliography writing process and is provided in conjunction with EasyBib (easybib.com). How you cite a work in a paper depends on the style you use. Below you will find examples of how to cite text entries in the most common styles. There are variations for images, videos, news articles, and so on.

 

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style

 

The Modern Language Association was founded in 1883 as an organization devoted to furthering the study and teaching of language and literature. MLA style is widely used by high schools, colleges, and publishing houses.

 

The following is what EasyBib has determined to be a typical works cited format for an entry in the MLA style. There are many variations on this format depending on the number of authors, if there is an editor, and so on. We suggest that you consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed. or talk to your librarian for more information on writing your works cited list.

 

Format:

 

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Entry Title." Title of Source. Publisher, Publication Date. Title of Container, Source URL.

 

Example:

 

Longshore, David. "Hurricane Katrina." Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition. Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Modern World History, online.infobaselearning.com/Auth/Index?aid=10835&itemid=WE52&articleId=208528.

 

 

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)

 

The Chicago Manual of Style was first published in 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. During its hundred years of existence, the manual has evolved into an authoritative voice for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers.

 

The following is what EasyBib has determined to be a typical bibliographic format for an entry in the Chicago style. There are many variations on this format depending on the number of authors, if there is an editor, and so on. We suggest that you visit www.chicagomanualofstyle.org or talk to your librarian for more information on writing your bibliography.

 

Format:

 

Author Last Name, Author First Name Author Middle Initial, Author Suffix. "Entry Title." Book Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Publication Year. Database Name. Accessed Month Day, Year. Source URL.

 

Example:

 

Longshore, David. "Hurricane Katrina." Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2008. Modern World History. Web. January 19, 2015. http://online.infobaselearning.com/Auth/Index?aid=10835&itemid=WE52&articleId=208528.

 

American Psychological Association (APA) Style

 

American Psychological Association (APA) style is based on a 1928 meeting of editors of anthropological and psychological journals to determine best practices for production of journal manuscripts. APA style is largely used by those publishing in the behavioral and social sciences.

 

The following is what EasyBib has determined to be a typical works cited format for an entry in the APA style. There are many variations on this format depending on the number of authors, if there is an editor, and so on. We suggest that you visit www.apastyle.org or talk to your librarian for more information on writing your bibliography.

 

Format:

 

Author Last Name, Author First Initial. (Publication year.) Entry Title. Book Title. Retrieved date, from the Database name (and/or Database name and persistant URL

 

Example:

 

Longshore, D. (2008) Hurricane Katrina. Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition. Retrieved January 19, 2015, from Modern World History: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Auth/Index?aid=10835&itemid=WE52&articleId=208528

 

Footnote Citations

 

Footnote citations vary slightly from bibliographic citations but contain many of the same elements (for example, author's name, publisher information). Consult The MLA Handbook, The Chicago Manual of Style, or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for details.

 

Updated Dates

 

In the articles and on the sources pages, a Last Updated date displays in red, indicating recent modifications and updates to content. The citation generated by EasyBib includes the original publication date and the date accessed but not the Last Updated date.

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