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Academic Resource Center: How to cite specific sources

Full Citations

This guides shows you how to create full citation examples for:

  • Book with one author
  • Book with an author and an editor
  • Work in an anthology
  • Individual page of a website
  • Film or Movie
  • E-book
  • Journal accessed through a library database

Examples

Basic book format with one author:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book.  Publisher, Year of publication.

Williams, Tennessee.  A Streetcar Named Desire. Signet, 1947.

 

Book format with an author and an editor:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Edited by Firstname Lastname, Publisher, Year of publication.

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Edited by Donald J. Gray, W.W. Norton, 2001.

 

Work in an anthology:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Work.” Title of Anthology, edited by Firstname Lastname, Edition number, Publisher, Year of publication, Page number range.

Mansfield, Katherine. “The Garden Party.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and M. H. Abrams, 8th ed., Norton, 2006, pp. 2646-55.

 

Individual page of a website:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Page or Article.” Title of Overall Website, Publisher of website, Date created, URL.

“Jordan Spieth joins list of top golfers skipping Rio Olympics.” CNN.com, Cable News Network, 11 July 2016,

www.cnn.com/2016/07/11/golf/jordan-spieth-rio-olympics-zika-golf/index.html.

 

Film or movie:

Title. Directed by Firstname Lastname, Distributor or Film Studio, Year.

Hamlet. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Castle Rock Entertainment, 1996.

 

E-book accessed through web or library resource:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year. Name of website or database, URL.

Gillies, Mary Ann, and Aurelea Mahood. Modernist Literature. Edinburgh University Press, 2007. Ebook Central,

ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kentschool/detail.action?docID=299550.

 

Journal accessed through a library database:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Journal Title, Volume number, Issue number, Year, Page number range. Database name, URL.

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/4140170.