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


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

Work in an Anthology or Collection
Ginsberg, Allen. "America." The Portable Beat Reader. Ed. Ann Charters. New York: Viking, 1992. 74-77. Print.

McClelland, Bruce. Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006. ebrary. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

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

Journal Article
Sattler, Sebastian, Peter Graeff, and Sebastian Willen. "Explaining the Decision to Plagiarize: An Empirical Test of the Interplay Between Rationality, Norms, and Opportunity." Deviant Behavior 34.6 (2013): 444-463. Print.

Online Journal Article
Donnelly, Ashley M. "The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer For The Masses." Journal Of Popular Culture 45.1 (2012): 15-26. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

"Doctor Who." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 26 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

Blog Post
Miller, Tessa. "The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality." Lifehacker. Gawker Media, 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

Citing Multiple Authors in MLA:

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.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm and Jayne Cobb.

Three authors: List all authors, but only invert the first author's name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm, Jayne Cobb, and Hoban Washburne.

More than three authors: List first author, followed by et al. 
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm, et al.

In-Text citation example:
(Wordsworth 263)
(New Translation Bible, Job 1.2-3)

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