The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Asociation is the offical guide of APA citation formatting. You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reference section of the library's collection.
The Purdue OWL MLA Formattting and Style Guide is another helpful resource for MLA citation. In text citions (giving credit for any quotes, facts, paraphrases, or summaries in your paper) and creating a list of references.
Easybib: enter information about your book, article, or website and Easybib will create a citation.
When you use outside sources, you will need to create a References page that tells your reader all the information they need to find the source themselves if they want to.
See the examples below of commonly used resources.
For more information about creating a Reference list, see Diana Hacker. There you will find examples of how to cite many different types of sources.
Last Name, First initial. (Year). Title. City Published: Publisher.
Highmore, B. (2001). Everyday life and cultural theory. New York: Routledge.
Author Last Name, Initials. (year). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), page range. DOI
Howard, K. R. (2007). Childhood overweight: Parental perceptions and readiness for change. The Journal of School
Nursing, 23(2), 73-79. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/228397465?accountid=34475.
Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000,
Basic Format for a Short Quote
Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author’s last name followed by the year of publication in parentheses. Put the page number (preceded by “p.”) in parentheses after the quotation.
|Critser (2003) noted that despite growing numbers of overweight
Americans, many health care providers still “remain either in
ignorance or outright denial about the health danger to the poor
and the young” (p. 5).
Basic Format for a Longer Quote
Longer quotes are indented to set them off.
A Report by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2004) outlined trends that may have contributed to the
|According to Carmona (2004), the cost of treating obesity is
exceeded only by the cost of treating illnesses from tobacco use.