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References

Examples

Book:

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

Example:

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

            1993.

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.

Example:

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) 

Example:

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

           www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/04/reiki-cant-possibly-work-so-why-does-it/606808/

Newspaper article:

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

            pages.

Example:

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

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

            www.wsj.com/articles/afghanistans-presidential-rivals-hold-parallel- 

            inaugurations-11583754822

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

Example:

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

            www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-organic-food#section2

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. 

Examples:

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