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Citation Styles Playbook

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

Articles, print and in databases

Journal article

Author, A. A. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, Volume(issue), pages. (Note that no p. or pp. is used for page numbers from journal articles).

Mather, M., & Knight, M. R. (2006). Angry faces get noticed: Threat detection is not impaired among older adults. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences, 61B, 54-57.

Magazine

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine Title, volume(issue), pages.

Sifferlin, A., & Park, A. (2008, September 21). Stepping into the light. Time, 186(11), 54-59. 

Newspaper

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newspaper Title, pages.

Note: Use p. for single page or pp. for two or more pages.

Phillips, M. (2015, December 7). New life for rivalry. The Daily Progress, p. B3.

Newspaper, Web

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from newspaper's homepage URL.

Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Journal article in an online database with DOI

Author, A. A. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume(issue, if available), pages. doi:

Anderson, A. K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness. Journal of  Experimental Psychology: General, 154, 258-281. doi: 10.1037/0096-3445.134.2.258

Journal article in library database without DOI

Author, A. A. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume(issue, if available), pages. Retrieved from URL of the journal’s home page

Brown, J. L. (2002). A river runs through it. Civil Engineering, 72(1), 64-69. Retrieved from http://civil-engineering.asce.org/

Note: To find the URL of the journal's home page, use a search engine.