Citing Your Sources

How to Cite Information From the World Wide Web:

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.

Call Number: DESK REF BF76.7.P83 2010

http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx

1. An example of an APA reference with the digital object identifier (DOI):

Important - Where to find the DOI:
Databases list the DOI on the brief and full citations. It also appears on the 1st page of most PDF documents.

 

 APA Citation Example with DOI

2. An example of an APA reference without the DOI:

Important: If the reference does not include a DOI and you retrieved the article online, include the article's *persistent URL.

 

APA Citation Example without DOI

* To find the persistent URL in an Ebsco Database, click on Permalinkon the right side of the screen, copy the URL that appears in the box, and then paste it into the reference. 

 

Download the APA Style Take Home Guide for more information.

 

For more help with DOIs and APA Style, see the DOI and URL Flow Chart (PDF).


MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition

Call Number: DESK REF LB2369 .G53 2009

http://www.mla.org/

3. An example of a MLA reference:

 

MLA Example

Download the MLA Style Take Home Guide for more information.


Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

Call Number: DESK REF Z253.C534 2010

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

 
4. An example of a Chicago Manual of Style reference with the digital object identifier (DOI):

Important - Where to find the DOI:
Databases list the DOI on the brief and full citations. It also appears on the 1st page of most PDF documents.

 

Chicago Style Example With DOI

5. An example of a Chicago Manual of Style reference without the DOI:

Important: If the reference does not include a DOI and you retrieved the article online, include the stable URL listed on the citation.

Chicago Style Example Without DOI


Additional Reference and Citation Information:

Citing Online Government Documents and Information in APA Style

Style Manuals at Wolfgram Memorial Library

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

 

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