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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 online

Journal article, print

Author Last name, First name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Journal Title Volume number(Issue number):Page numbers.

Aseltine, Robert H., Jr., and Ronald C. Kessler. 1993. "Marital Disruption and Depression in a Community Sample." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 34(3):237-51.

Note: There is no space between the colon following the Volume and Issue numbers and the Page numbers.

Journal article, online (with DOI)

Author Last name, First name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Journal Title Volume number(Issue number):Page numbers. DOI.

Persell, Caroline Hodges, Kathryn M. Pfeiffer, and Ali Syed. 2008. "How Sociological Leaders Teach: Some Key Principles." Teaching Sociology 36(2):108-24. doi:10.1177/0092055X0803600202.

Journal article, online (no DOI)

Author Last name, First name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Journal Title Volume number(Issue number). Retrieved Month Day, Year (URL).

Schafer, Daniel W., and Fred L. Ramsey. 2003. "Teaching the Craft of Data Analysis." Journal of Statistics Education 11(1). Retrieved July 11, 2010 (http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v11n1/schafer.html).

(Daily) Newspaper article

Author Last name, First name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Periodical Title, Month and Day of Publication, pp. page numbers.

Schneider, Greg. 2005. "GE Determined to Show More 'Ecomagination.'" Washington Post, May 10, p. E02.

Guiles, Melinda, and Krystal Miller. 1990. "Mazda and Mitsubishi-Chrysler Venture Cut Output, Following Big Three's Lead." Wall Street Journal, January 12, pp. A2, A12.

Magazine article

Author Last name, First name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Periodical Title, Date of Publication, pp. page numbers.

Anderson, Elijah. 1994. "The Code of the Streets." Atlantic Monthly, May 1994, pp. 81-94.

Newspaper or magazine article, online

Author Last name, First name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Periodical Title, Date of Publication. Retrieved Month Day, Year (URL).

Sampson, Robert J. 2006. "Open Doors Don't Invite Criminals." New York Times, March 11. Retrieved July 10, 2010 (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/11/opinion/11sampson.html).