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ESSL 290: Kinney & Varner

A guide to help prepare for the annotated bibliography and the debate

Three Citation Styles

Below is an example of how to cite an article using APA Style. Visit the full Citation Resources Guide for more information. 

Basic article citation example:

      Anderson, M. (2018). Getting consistent with consequences. Educational Leadership, 76(1), 26-33.

This example shows first the author, last name followed by the first initial, then the year of publication in parenthesis, followed by article title, then the journal title in italics next is volume number in italics followed by issue number in parenthesis, and last is the page rage of the article. 

(Citation found on page 317 of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association seventh edition.)

In-text citations:

          Parenthetical citation: (Anderson, 2018)

          Narrative citation: Anderson (2018)

For further examples and examples of different types of articles follow the links below.

Below is an example of how to cite an article using MLA Style. Visit the full Citation Resources Guide for more information. 

Basic article citation example:

      Baron, Naomi. "Redefining Reading: The Impact of Digital Communication Media." PMLA, vol.128, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 193-200.

This example shows first the author's name, last name first, then the title of the article in quotations, the title of the journal in italics, followed by the volume, number, and year of the journal, and then finally the page numbers of the article in the journal. 

(Citation found on page 229 of MLA Handbook ninth edition.)

In-text citations:

          Parenthetical citation: (Baron 194)

          Narrative citation:  According to Naomi Baron, reading is "just have of literacy. The other half is writing" (194).

For more examples and other types of article citations see the links and resources below.

Below is an example of how to cite an article using CSE Style. Visit the full Citation Resources Guide for more information. 

Basic article citation example:

Citation-Sequence and citation-name:

Smart N, Fang ZY, Marwick TH. A practical guide to exercise training for heart failure patients. J Card Fail. 2003;9(1):49-58

This example shows the authors' names, last name first followed by first initial, then the title of the article, abbreviated journal title, date of publication, volume, the issue in parenthesis, and finally page numbers. (This example comes from page 582 of the Scientific Style and Format 8th ed.)

Name-year:

Smart N, Fang ZY, Marwick TH. 2003. A practical guide to exercise training for heart failure patients. J Card Fail. 9(1):49-58

This example shows the authors' names, last name first followed by first initial, the date of publication, then the title of the article, abbreviated journal title, volume, the issue in parenthesis, and finally page numbers. (This example comes from page 582 of the Scientific Style and Format 8th ed.)

For in-text citation information see the CSE Basics tab of this guide.

For further examples of article citations see the manual listed below.