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Author’s last name, First name. Title of Book. Edition statement, Publisher, Year of Publication.


Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient: A Novel. 1st Vintage International ed., Vintage Books,


Scholarly Journal Article – Electronic:

Author Last Name, Author First Name, “Title of Article.” Title of Journal,

            volume, issue, date, page numbers. Name of Database, URL or doi number.


Livingstone, Sonia, and Ellen J. Helsper. “Parental Mediation of Children’s Internet Use.”

            Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, vol. 52, no. 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 581-599.

            EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/08838150802437396.

Magazine article:

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, Day Month Year.

           URL. (if print, add pages after year) 


Kisner, Jordan. “Reiki Can’t Possibly Work. So Why Does It?” The Atlantic, Apr. 2020.     


Newspaper article:

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper, Day Month Year,



Amiri, Ehsanullah, and Dion Nissenbaum. “Afghanistan’s Presidential Rivals Hold Parallel

            Inaugurations.” The Wall Street Journal, 9 Mar. 2020.



Articles from a Web site:

Author Last name, Author First Name (if available), “Title of Article or Page.” Title of Web Site,

            Publisher, Date of publication, URL


“What Is Organic Food, and Is It Better Than Non-Organic?” Healthline, 14 May 2016.


In-Text Citations:

These citations appear in parentheses and usually consist of the author(s)’ last name(s), and the page number(s) of the source. 


Louv states that the lack of outside activity is a “Nature Deficit Disorder” (Morales 34).