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Public Administration

Works Cited & Bibliography

1. Book

Author Last Name, First Name. Book Title. The Publisher, Publication Date.

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

2. Work in an Anthology/Book Chapter/Encyclopedia Entry

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Selection/Chapter.” Book Title, edited by Editor Name, The Publisher, Publication Date, pp. Page Numbers.

Example: Komunyakaa, Yusef. "Facing It." The Seagull Reader, edited by Joseph Kelly, Norton, 2000, pp. 126-27.

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, Location. Date of Access.

Example:  Collins, Ross F.  "Cattle Barons and Ink Slingers:  How Cow Country Journalists Created a Great American Myth."  American Journalism, vol. 24, no. 3, Summer 2007, pp. 7-29. Communication and Mass Media Complete, doi:10.1080/08821127.2007.10678077. Accessed 7 Feb. 2008.

4. Article from an Online Scholarly Journal

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of the Work." Publication Information, Location. Date of Access.

Example: Mery, Yvonne. “Sidecar Learning: A New e-Learning Platform for Librarians.” Journal of the Medical Library Association, vol. 108, no. 4, Oct. 2020, pp. 643–644, doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.1048. Accessed 3 Nov. 2020.

Note: If the journal is online-only and does not include page numbers, you can omit them from your citation.

5. Work from a Website

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of the Document.” Website Name, Date of Publication, Location. Date of Access.

Example:  "Media Matters Launches 'Hands Off Public Broadcasting' Campaign." Media Matters for America, 24 May 2005, Accessed 3 Nov. 2020.


Adapted from: Everyday Writer, 4th ed. (Lunsford)


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