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FYS 100 (2): American City, American Culture (Sackley): Quick Comparisons

This guide is to assist students with assignments and research in Dr. Sackley's FYS course.

Quick Comparisons -- Style Differences

 

Quick Comparisons – Citation Styles:

Book:

APA:
Print: Author, A.A. (Publication year). Book title. Publisher’s location: Publisher name.

Electronic: Author, A.A. (Publication date). Book title [version]. Retrieved from URL.

MLA:
Print & Electronic:   
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. ** print or web

Turabian:
Print:
Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Date of Publication. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of
Publication: Publisher's Name.

Electronic/Online Format (from website, not subscription database):
Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Date of Publication. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of
Publication: Publisher's Name if available, In section of book if available. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Journal Article:

APA Print:
Author, A.A. (Publication year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), pp-pp.

APA Electronic without DOI:
Author, A.A. (Publication year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number(issue number), pp-pp. Retrieved from URL.

APA Electronic with DOI:
Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (Publication year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number, pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

MLA:
Print:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication.

MLA requires a page range for articles that appear in Scholarly Journals. If the journal you are citing appears exclusively in an online format (i.e. there is no corresponding print publication) that does not make use of page numbers, use the abbreviation n. pag. to denote that there is no pagination for the publication. (from OWL - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/)

Journal from Web:
Dolby, Nadine. “Research in Youth Culture and Policy: Current Conditions and Future Directions.” Social Work and Society: The International Online-Only Journal 6.2 (2008): n. pag. Web. 20 May 2009.

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Book Media Format Volume.Issue (Year of Publication): n. pag. Web. Date of Access.

If the journal also appears in print, list the page range, instead of n.pag.

Journal from an electronic database:
List just as for print. In addition to this information, provide the title of the database italicized, the medium of publication, and the date of access.

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Title of Database. Medium of publication. Date of Access.

Duvall, John N. "The (Super) Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): 127-53. JSTOR. Web. 5 Oct. 2009.

Turabian:
Print Article:
Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Year. Article title. Journal Title  volume, Issue no. (Month or Quarter): page numbers.

Electronic (from website, for subscription databases—include stable url & name of database—Turabian, 7th ed., p. 251):

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Year. Article title. Journal Title  volume, Issue no. (Month or Quarter): page numbers if available. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Website:

APA:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of page/article. In Title of website. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

MLA:
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003. Web. 10 May 2009.

For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by the information covered above for entire Web sites. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if not publishing date is given.

"Title of page." Website Name. Name of institution/organization, date of creation or n.d. Web. Date of access –day Mon. Year.

Turabian:
Boatwright Memorial Library. Resources for students.
http://library.richmond.edu/services/students/index.html (accessed July 15, 2009).