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Citation Styles Playbook

The purpose of this playbook is to help you cite the sources used in your academic research.

Author-Date Format: Citing Articles

Article
in a print journal

**In the note, list the specific page numbers consulted; in the bibliography, list the page range for the entire article.

NOTE: (Author's last name Year, page number)
  • (Weinstein 2009, 440)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author's last name, first name. Date. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume number: page range.
  •  Weinstein, Joshua I. 2009. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104:439–58.
Article
in an online journal

**Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date only if one is required by your instructor.

NOTE: (Author's last name Year, page number)
  • (Kossinets and Watts 2009, 411)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author's last name, first name. Date. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume number: page range. Accessed date. DOI or URL
  • Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

Article
in a database

**Include a  DOI, URL, or the name of the database. Use the URL only if the database includes a recommended stable or persistent form; otherwise, include the name of the database and, in parentheses, any identifcation number provided with the source. For items that do not include a publication or revision date, include an access date.  Three examples below.

NOTE: (Author's last name Year, page numbers)
  • (Daley 2002)
  • (Maiben 1980-1981, 533)
  • (Howard 2008, 14)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author's last name, first name. Year. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume number (Month Day): page range. DOI or Database Name (Identification number) or permanent URL.
  • Daley, Beth. 2002. "A Tale of a Whale: Scientists, Museum are Eager to Study, Display Rare Creature." Boston Globe, 3rd ed., (June 11). LexisNexis Academic.
  • Maiben, William. 1980-1981. "A Tombeau for John Lennon, 1940-1980." Perspectives of New Music 19, nos. 1/2 (Autumn 1980-Summer 1981). http://www.jstor.org/stable/832614.
  • Howard, David H. 2008. "Hospital Quality and Selective Contracting: Evidence from Kidney Transplantation." Forum for Health Economics and Policy 11, no. 2. PubMed Central (PMC2600561).

Article
in a popular magazine or newspaper

**Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text (“As Sheryl Stolberg noted in a New York Times article on February 27, 2010, . . .”) instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations. If you consulted the article online, include a URL; include an access date only if your instructor requires one. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title. Two examples below.

NOTE: (Author's last name Year, page number)
  • (Mendelsohn 2010, 68)
  • (Stolberg and Pear 2010)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author's last name, first name. Year. "Article Title." Magazine or Newspaper Title, Month Day. Accessed date. URL.
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel. 2010. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25.
  • Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27. Accessed February 28, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/politics/28health.html.
Book Review

NOTE: (Author's last name Year)

  • (Kamp 2006)

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author's last name, first name. Year. "Article Title." Review of Book Title, by book author's first & last names. Magazine or Newspaper Title, Month Day, Section. URL, if applicable.

  • Kamp, David. 2006. “Deconstructing Dinner.” Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, Sunday Book Review. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/books/review/23kamp.html.