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Citation Styles: Introduction

This guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.


This guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

Explore the tabs above to locate the citation style required by your professor. You can click on the drop down menu to find examples for the style listed.

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The Citation Project

The Citation Project is a multi-institution research project responding to educators’ concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing

Kindles, iPads, mobile devices, OH MY...

Wondering how to cite a book or article you found on your mobile device, well until the style manuals catch up with technology here's one solution  we recommend. For online and other electronic books follow the guidelines for print books with the addition of information regarding the format. Some readers provide location information that you can use instead of page numbers.

For  Example:

Instead of publisher information include the DOI if available or the source of the book download.

Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from 

Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Adobe Digital Editions Version].   

Guessing the page number
You can also use the "search inside" feature provided by Amazon but dealing with page numbers is currently not practical with these applications.

For in-text citations add whatever location information is available such as chapter or location (if stable).

(Davenport, 2007, Chapter 2:1, locations, 59-63).

(Wallis, 2005, Chapter 5, Section 3, para. 7).

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This LibGuide was created with the aid of  Scott Pfitzinger, Information Commons & Technology Librarian at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. The examples appear on his personal guide and are used with his permission. Thanks, Scott!