Citations

MLA

APA

Book –

Works Cited

Author with last name first.  Title.  Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

Author with last name first.
(Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

Book –

In-Text

(Author’s last name Page number).

(Author’s last name, Year, p. Page number).

Journal –

Works Cited

Author with last name first.  “Article title.”  Journal name Volume.Number (Year): Page range.

Author with last name first.  (Year of publication).  Title of article.  Journal Name, Volume(Number), Page range.

Journal –

In-Text

(Author’s last name Page number).

(Author’s last name, Year, p. Page number).

Newspaper – Works Cited

Author with last name first.  “Article title.”  Newspaper name Date: section and page number.

Author with last name first.  (Year, Month Date).  Title of article.  Newspaper name, pp. section and page number.

Newspaper –

In-Text

(Author’s last name Page number).

(Author’s last name, Year, p. Page number).

Web Site – Works Cited

Author with last name first.  “Title of web page or section of web site.”  Title of overall web site.  Date last updated.  Date you accessed it <Web site address>.

Author with last name first. (Date of publication).  Title of section or page.  In Title of overall web site.  Retrieved Month Date, Year, from http://Web site address

Web Site –

In-Text

(Author’s last name).

OR, if no author:

(“Shortened title of page or section”).

(Author’s last name, Year).

OR, if no author:

(“Shortened title of page or section,” Year).

These are only a small sampling of potential citations.  Many guides and reference handbooks are available to help you with the other possibilities that may come up – a commonly used one is Diana Hacker’s Rules for Writers.  Remember to always double check the style if you’re unsure. 

Also remember each of the following has an appropriate MLA or APA style:

  • Page numbers
  • Heading/Title page
  • Works Cited/References page

Visit these sites for additional help and examples:

NMU Library’s Style Resources
UW Madison’s Style Resources
Purdue’s Documentation Resources
Citation Machine