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Citing Sources: Sellersburg: Examples: Print & Electronic

Books: Special Rules

Special Rules:

  • Italicize titles using the italics button in your word processor.  
  • Additional and/or special information will be needed for books with corporate authors, edited works, edition used, translation, multi-volume(s), anthology, and title of a series.
  • If there are several cities listed, include only the first.

Basic Format:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title. City where published: Publisher, copyright date. Print.

Books: Citation Examples (click on heading to view)

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One Author

Vickers, Lu. Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids: A History of One of Florida’s Oldest Roadside Attractions. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2007. Print.

Two or Three Authors

Bates, Kristin A., and Richelle S. Swan. Through the Eyes of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States. Durham: Carolina Academic P, 2007. Print.

More than Three Authors

Thomas, David N., et al. The Biology of Polar Regions. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Print.

Corporate Author

College Board. The College Board College Handbook. New York: College Board, 2009. Print.

Two Books by the Same Author

Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. New York: Plume, 2006. Print.

---. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Novato: New World Library, 1999. Print.

Edition of an Author’s Work

James, Missy, and Alan P. Merickel. Reading Literature and Writing Argument. 4th ed. Boston: Longman, 2011. Print.

Edited Work

Aidoo, Ama Ata, ed. African Love Stories: An Anthology. Banbury: Ayebia Clarke, 2006. Print.

No Author Specified

The Holy Bible. Wheaton: Crossway-Good News, 2003. Print. Eng. Standar Vers.

A Scholarly Edition (includes an author and an editor)

Johnson, James Weldon. The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson. Ed. Rudolph P. Byrd. New York: Modern Library, 2008. Print.


Tunon, Julia. Women in Mexico. Trans. Alan Hynds. Austin: U of Texas P, 2001. Print.

One Volume in a Multivolume Set

Albee, Edward. The Collected Plays of Edward Albee. Vol. 3. New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2005. Print.


  • If the book is part of a series, indicate the series name. Do not italicize.

Passero, Barbara, ed. Energy Alternatives. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006. Print. Opposing Viewpoints Series.

Weintrab, Erica Beth. "Caryl Churchill." British Dramatists Since World War II Part 1: A-L. Detroit: Gale, 1982. Print. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 13.

Anthology or Textbook

  • Include additional information such as translator or original publication date if known.
  • If some information is not known, like volume or issue number, it is okay to exclude it.
  • When quoting non-reprinted content, use the Basic Format for citing the textbook. Include page numbers quoted in the parenthetical citation.


Delbanco, Nicholas, and Alan Cheuse. Literature: Craft & Voice. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw, 2012. Print.


Dunbar, Paul Laurence. “Sympathy.” 1899. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2004. 922. Print.

National Cancer Institute. “Antibiotics May Be Linked to Breast Cancer.” Antibiotics. Ed. Noah Berlatsky. Greenhaven, 2011. Print. Opposing Viewpoints.


Spiegel, Lynn. “Osama Bin Laden Meets the South Park Kids.” The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture. Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Stacia Rigney Watkins. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009. 704-14. Print. Excerpt from “Entertainment Wars: Television Culture After 9/11.” American Quarterly (2004): 235-70.

An Entry from a Reference Book

Cassell, Dana, and David Gleaves. “Anorexia Nervosa.” The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders. 2nd ed. New York: Facts on File, 2000. Print.

Kecker, Christof. “Faces in the Mirror: Raymond Carver and the Intricacies of Looking.” Amerikastudien 49.1 (2004): 35-49. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 104. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008. 199-207. Print.

“Oxymoron.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 10th ed. 2002. Print.

Government Publication

United States. Dept. of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2010-2011 Library Edition. Washington: GPO, 2010. Print.

Articles (click on examples to view)

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Magazine Article:

Basic Format (do not include volume numbers)

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Magazine Title day month (abbreviated) year: page number range of entire article. Print.

Example of a Magazine Published Weekly Citation

Johnson, Sharon. "Cosmetic Surgery." Science 14 Oct. 2003: 114. Print.

Example of a Magazine Published Monthly Citation

Katz, Jamie. “The Soul of Memphis.” Smithsonian May 2010: 66-76. Print.

Scholarly Journal Article:

Basic Format (do not include the month of publication)

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Journal Title volume number.issue number (year): page number range of entire article. Print.

Example of a Scholarly Article Citation

Kanigel, Robert. "Where Mind and Body Meet.” Mosaic 17.2 (1999): 52-60. Print.

Newspaper Article:

Basic Format

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Newspaper Title day month (abbreviated) year: section and page number of article (add + if more than one page). Print.

Examples of a Newspaper Article Citation

Varian, Bill. “Southwood.” Tallahassee Democrat 4 June 2007: A3. Print.

“Death of a Writer.” Editorial. New York Times 20 Apr. 2004: A18+. Print.

Additional Print Examples

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Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. Advertisement. Esquire Aug. 2007: 14. Print.

Course Lecture

Lepschy, Wolfgang. “How to Integrate Quotations Properly.” ENC 1101. Tallahassee Community College. 9 Feb. 2009. Lecture.

Course Handout

Williams, Juanita. “Nature vs. Nurture.” SOP 2002. Tallahassee Community College. 6 July 2008. Course handout.

Pamphlet or Brochure

Water Quality: Annual Report. Tallahassee: City of Tallahassee, 2009. Print.

Photograph of a Painting or Sculpture

Manet, Edouard. Olympia. 1863. Musee d’Orsay, Paris. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change. Henry M. Sayre. Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2008. 1165. Print.