Category Archives: Citation

Compact Disc (CD)

Name of Artist, Band, or Performer. “Song Title in Quotation Marks and Title Case.” Name of Album in Italics and Title Case. Name of Manufacturer, and Date of Release. Medium.

Bowersox, Crystal. “Lonely Won’t Come Around.”Farmer’s Daughter. Jive Records, 2010. CD.

Online Music

Name of Artist, Band, or Performer. “Song Title in Quotation Marks and Title Case.” Name of Album in Italics and Title Case. Name of Conductor. Name of Manufacturer, and Date of Release. Web Site in Italics. Medium. Date of Access.

Cyrus, Miley. Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. Smiley Miley, 2015. Mileycyrus.com. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

Entries in Reference Works

This style is similar to a work in an anthology. Some of these articles will identify the author, and some will not. If the article or entry is marked with initials, look in the front of back of the work to find the name associated with those initials. Also, if the work is organized in alphabetical order, it’s not necessary to include the specific volume and page numbers.

Last name, First name. “Entry Title in Quotations Marks: Use Title Case.” Reference Work Title in Italics and Title Case. Edition. Ed. First name Last name. Number of volumes. City: Publisher, Year. Volume and/or page numbers. Medium. Access Date (if medium is Web)

“Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5. 5th ed. Arlington: American Psychiatric Association, 2013. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

Meier, Robert F. “Deviant Communities.” Encyclopedia of Social Networks. Ed. George A. Barnett. 2 vols. Los Angeles: Sage, 2011. Print.

Chapter, Essay, Poem, Story, etc., in an Anthology or Compilation

Many textbooks will fit into this category.
Note, as shown below, that a translator (when there is one) is listed after the name of the short work.

Last name, First name. “Title of Work in Title Case, Inside Quotation Marks.” Book Title in Italics and Title Case. Ed. First name Last name. City: Publisher, Year. Page numbers. Medium. Access Date (if medium is Web)

Rosas de Oquendo, Mateo. “The Mestizo’s Ballade / Romance del Mestizo.” Trans. G. J. Racz. The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Cecilia Vicuña and Ernesto Livon-Grosman. Oxford: Oxford U P, 2009. 15-16. Print.

Work in an anthology that has been previously published:

Last name, First name. “Title of Work in Title Case, Inside Quotation Marks.” Original publication year. Book Title in Italics and Title Case. Ed. First name Last name. City: Publisher, Year. Page numbers. Medium. Access Date (if medium is Web)

Johnson, James Weldon. “The Creation.” 1929. The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry. Ed. Rita Dove. New York: Penguin, 2011. 7-9. Print.

Journal Article Found Online

Last name, First name. “Article Title in Quotations Marks: Use Title Case.” Journal Title in Italics and Title Case Volume.Issue Number (Year of publication): Page numbers. Medium. Date of Access.

Williams, Jennifer D. “Black American Girls in Paris: Sex, Race, and Cosmopolitanism in Andrea Lee’s Sarah Phillips and Shay Youngblood’s Black Girl in Paris.Contemporary Women’s Writing 9.1 (2015): 1-19. Web. 1 May 2015.

Use the online format for any article that you find online. Note that the date format for the access date is Day Month Year, with longer month names abbreviated. Only May, June, and July are not abbreviated.
It can sometimes be difficult to find page numbers. Always look for a PDF version of the article, which will typically show the page numbers.