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Examples of citations for books, magazines and encyclopedias

Citations can be confusing depending on exactly what kind of work it is, how many authors there are and even whether or not the author is listed. Follow these examples for specific situations. Be sure to double-space all works cited or works consulted lists.

Book: One Author


Last Name, First Name. Title. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium of

 

Publication.

Sheftel‐Gomes, Nasoan. Everything You Need to Know About
Racism. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1998. Print.
Editor, Compiler instead of Author


Last Name, First Name, ed. Title. Place: Publisher, Date.  Medium of

Publication.

Mitchell, Hayley R., ed. The Death Penalty. San Diego:
Greenhaven Press, Inc., 2001. Print.
Note: When listing multiple authors or editors, use the following examples:
Two authors:
Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name.
Three authors:
Last Name, First Name, First Name Last Name, and First Name Last Name.
Two editors:
Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name, eds.
Three editors:
Last Name, First Name, First Name Last Name, and First Name Last Name, eds.
Note: Use “et al” when more than 3 authors or editors are listed. Write the name of the first person listed, then a comma, then “et al” followed by a period (see example in the next citation). If editors, put “et al” followed by a comma, and then “eds.”
Encyclopedia: Author Listed
Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Encyclopedia Title.
Edition Date. Medium of Publication.
Matsuoka, Judy Chiyo, et al. “Blindness.” Encyclopedia
Americana. 1996. Print.
Encyclopedia: No Author Listed

“Article Title.” Title. Edition Date. Medium of Publication.


“Buddhism.” Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2003. Print.

Printed Periodical: Author listed
Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Magazine Title Day
Month Year: pages. Medium of Publication.
Saeed, Asaad. “A Day in the Life of a Baghdad ER.” Time 16
May 2005: 30‐34. Print.
Printed Newspaper Article: Author Listed
Last name, First Name. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title Day
Month Year, Edition: SectionPage. Medium of Publication.
Tuinstra, Rachel. “Microsoft Expansion Plans Approved by City
Council.” The Seattle Times 19 May 2005: B3. Print.

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