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APA Style   ~   MLA Style


APA Style: How to cite online articles & ebooks

Warning:  Citation style for online sources is continually evolving.  Consult your instructor in choosing the appropriate style and for further guidance.

Magazine Article Pattern for APA Style:

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month and day).  Title of Article. Title of magazine, Volume number(Issue number), Inclusive page numbers. Retrieved from Name of Database or URL database.  (Note: If URL is given, do not end with a period.)

Journal Article Pattern for APA Style:

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Publication Year).  Title of Article. Title of journal, Volume number(Issue number), Inclusive page numbers. Document Object Identifier if given.

Example of research report from CQ Researcher database:

Hatch, D. (2003, June). Drug company ethics.  CQ Researcher, 13, 521-544.  Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher

Example from EBSCOhost database:

Fleck. L. M. (2011).  Just caring: Health care rationing, terminal illness, and the medically least well off.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(2), 156-171.  doi10.111/j.1748-720X.2011.00585.x

eBook Pattern for APA Style:

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Publication year). Title of work.  Location city, state:  Publisher. Retrieved from Name of database, database URL, or doi if given.

Example of research report from EBSCOhost eBook Collection:

Zeinert, Karen. (1998). Those courageous women of the civil war.  Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press.  Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Note:  Some of the databases provide ready-made citations for you within the articles. For more detail on citing articles and research reports from EBSCO and CQResearcher, look at the “How to Cite” links or the “Help” files within the databases.

 

Spacing:  Double-spacing used throughout the citations.  Don’t forget your hanging indentation!

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MLA Style: How to cite online articles & eBooks

Warning:  Citation style for online sources is continually evolving.  Consult your instructor in choosing the appropriate style and for further guidance.

Magazine Article Pattern for MLA Style:

Author last name, First name Middle initial.  “Title of the Article.”  Title of magazine italicized Published day Month abbreviation Year: Page number starts-ends. Title of database.  Medium of publication consulted, Web.  Assessed day Month abbreviation Year.

 Journal Article Pattern for MLA Style:

Author last name, First name Middle initial.  “Title of Article.”  Periodical Name italicized Volume number.Issue number (Published year): Inclusive page numbers, Title of database.  Medium of publication consulted, Web.  Assessed day Month abbreviation Year.

Example of research report from CQ Researcher database:

Hatch, David.  “Drug Company Ethics.”  CQ Researcher 6 June 2003: 521-544. CQ Researcher. Web. 4 Aug. 2011.

Example of journal article from EBSCOhost database:

Cox, Sydney, and Robert Dingle.  “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in a College Golfer.”  International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training 16.2 (2011): 8-11  CINAHL.  Web.  4 Aug. 2011.

 eBook Pattern for MLA Style:

Author last name, First name Middle initial.  Title of Book italicized.  Place of publication:  Publisher, Publication year.  Title of database italicized.  Optional information about dataase subscription service.  Web. Accessed day Month abbreviation year.

Example from EBSCOhost eBook Collection database:

Zienert, karen.  Those Courageous Women of the Civil War.  Brookfield, CT:  Millbrook Press, 1998.   eBook Collection.   EBSCO.  Web. 4 Aug. 2011.

Note:  Some of the databases provide ready-made citations for you within the articles. For more detail on citing articles and research reports from EBSCO and CQResearcher, look at the “How to Cite” links or the “Help” files within the databases.

Spacing:  Double-spacing used throughout the citations.  Don’t forget your hanging indentation!

 

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