Skip to main content
Libraries Research Guides

Citing Sources

Works Cited & Bibliography

1. Book
Author Last Name, First Name. Book Title. City of Publication: The Publisher, Publication Date. Print.

Example:  Crystal, David.  Language Play.  Chicago:  U of Chicago P, 1998.  Print.


2. Work in an Anthology/Book Chapter/Encyclopedia Entry
Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Selection/Chapter.” Book Title. Ed. Editor Name. City of Publication: The Publisher, Publication Date. Page Numbers. Print.

Example:  Komunyakaa, Yusef.  "Facing It."  The Seagull Reader.  Ed. Joseph Kelly.  New York:  Norton, 2000.  126-27.  Print.


3. Article from a Database Accessed Through a Subscription Service
Author Last Name, First Name.  “Title of the Work.” Publication Information. Name of the Database. Web. Date of Access.

Example:  Collins, Ross F.  "Cattle Barons and Ink Slingers:  How Cow Country Journalists Created a Great American Myth."  American Journalism 24.3 (2007): 7-29.  Communication and Mass Media Complete.  Web.  7 Feb. 2008.


5. Work from a Website
Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of the Document.” Website Name. Name of Publisher or Sponsor. Date of Publication. Web. Date of Access.

Example:  "Hands Off Public Broadcasting."  Media Matters for America.  Media Matters for America, 24 May 2005.  Web.  31 May 2005.


Source:  Everyday Writer, 4th ed. (Lunsford)

In Text Citations

1. Citation Using a Signal Phrase
In his discussion of Monty Python Routines, Crystal notes that the group relished “breaking the normal rules” of language (107).


2. Parenthetical Citation
A noted linguistic explains that Monty Python humor often relied on “bizarre linguistic interactions” (Crystal 108).


3. Multiple Authors
Gortner, Hebrun, and Nicolson maintain that “opinion leaders” influence other people in an organization because they are respected, not because they hold high positions (175).


4. Unknown Author
One analysis defines hype as “an artificially engendered atmosphere of hysteria” (“Today’s Marketplace” 51).


Source:  Everyday Writer, 4th ed. (Lunsford)

chat loading...