Citing Sources & Style Manuals

Provides information on citing sources using both APA and MLA, as well as resources and help on writing.

APA Examples

Basic Form

Last, A.A. (Year). Title of work. Location of publisher: Publisher.

Example

Carmina, B.J. (1919). Aviation: Theorico-practical text-book for students. New York, NY: The Macmillan Company.

Basic Form

Last, A.A., & Last, B.B. (Year). Title of article: Capitalize after colon.  Title of Periodical, Volume number(Issue number), page-range. Retrieved from URL OR doi

Example

Wortel, M.J.R., & Sparkman, W. (2000). Geophysics: Subduction and slab detachment in the Mediterranean-Carpathian region. Science, 290(5498), 49-92. doi: 110.1126/science.290.5498.1910

Basic Form

Last, A.A., & Last, B.B. (Year, Month). Title of article. Retrieved from URL.

Example

Tabor, A. (2017, December 6). Designing future human space exploration on Hawaii's lava fields. Retrieved from https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/designing-future-human-space-exploration-on-hawaii-s-lava-fields

Basic Form

Named Regulation

Name, Title number Source § xxx (Year)

Unnamed Regulation

Title number Source § xxx (Year) OR (Title number Source § xxx, Year).

Example

Named Regulation

Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations, 14 §121.1 (2007).

Unnamed Regulation

14 C.F.R. §91.167 (2000).

Basic Form

Author, A.A.(Year). Title of work (Report No. xxx). Location: Publisher

Example

Koo, J., Martin, R., & Sousa, E.M. (2017). High fidelity modeling of field-reverse configuration (FRC) thrusters (Report No. AFRL-RQ-ED-TR-2017-0002). Edwards Air Force Base, CA: Air Force Research Laboratory.

Basic Form

Rightsholder or Author, A.A. (Year). Title of set [Description of form]. Retrieved from URL

Example

United States Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (2017). Air passenger travel departures from the United States to selected foreign countries [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www.bts.gov/content/air-passenger-travel-departures-united-states-selected-foreign-countries-thousand

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