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Quick examples of how to cite using APA, ASA, MLA, and Chicago


Danforth, Emily M. 2012. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: HarperCollins.

Work in an Anthology or Collection
Ginsberg, Allen. 1956. "America." Pp. 74-77 in The portable beat reader, edited by A. Charters. New York: Viking.

McClelland, Bruce. 2006. Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Retrieved August 2, 2013 ( 

Magazine Article
Rivlin, Gary. 2011. "The Big Question." Wired, May 2011, pp. 175-182.

Journal Article
Sattler, Sebastian, Peter Graeff, and Sebastian Willen. 2013. "Explaining the Decision to Plagiarize: An Empirical Test of the Interplay Between Rationality, Norms, and Opportunity." Deviant Behavior 34(6):444-463.

Online Journal Article
Donnelly, Ashley M. 2013. "The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer For The Masses." Journal Of Popular Culture 45(1): 15-26. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5931.2011.00908.x.

Find your DOI

What is a DOI?

Wikipedia. 2013. "Doctor Who." Retrieved April 28, 2013 (

Blog Post
Miller, Tessa. 2013. "The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality." Gawker Media. Lifehacker. Retrieved April 25, 2013 ( 

Citing Multiple Authors in ASA:

One author: List author's last name, then first name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm.

Two authors: List both authors, but only invert the first author's name. Do not use a comma when there are only two names.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm and Jayne Cobb.

Three or more authors: List all names, but only invert the first. Use commas between names.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcom, Jayne Cobb, Hoban Washburne, River Tam, Inara Serra, Kaylee Frye, Simon Tam, and Zoe Washburne.

In-Text citation example:
(Lovelace 2010)
(Richardson et al. 2011; Freeman 2015)

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