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ENGL 102 - English Composition II - Schmidt

Citation Examples

Why Cite?

When you include someone else’s ideas in a paper, you must document or cite the sources of the ideas. In other words, if you have learned anything new and include it in your paper, you must give credit to whoever provided the new information

Book with One Author

Hoffman, Alice. The Marriage of Opposites. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Book with Two Authors

Bagchi, Debasis C. and Nair D. Sreejayan. Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Academic P, 2012.

Book with More than Two Authors

Lewis, Sharon M., et al. Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. Elsevier, 2014.

Book with an Editor

Howell, Elizabeth F., and Sheldon Itzkowitz, editors. The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma. Routledge, 2016.

Work in an  Anthology

Blumber, Robyn. “The Free Speech Rights of Abortion Protesters Should Not Be Restricted.” Censorship: Opposing Viewpoints, edited by Tamara L. Roleff, Greenhaven, 2012, pp. 54-58.


Kater, Michael H. Hitler Youth. Harvard UP, 2004. eBook Collection, login? %26AN%3d282437%26site%3dehost-live.

Database Periodical (Newspaper or Magazine) with permalink

Palilt, Amitendu. “The TPP and its Implications for Beijing.” China Daily U.S. Edition, 24 Feb. 2016, p. A1, Newsbank, resources/doc/ nb/news/ 15B3729A28B3EFE8?p=AWNB.

Database Journal Article with DOI

Kocol, Cleo Fellers. "The Feminist Caucus of the American Humanist Association: A Brief Herstory." The Humanist, vol. 72, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2012, p.18. Academic Search Complete, doi: 10.1186/s13229-016-0112-x.

Database Reference Book Article

Tomlinson, Alan. “Olympic Ceremony.” A Dictionary of Sports Studies, Oxford UP, 2016. Oxford Reference, /view/10.1093/ acref/ 9780199213818.001.0001/acref-9780199213818-e-819.

Website with a corporate (government) author

United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Drought and Your Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 July 2016,

Website without an Author

“Performance-enhancing Drugs: Know the Risks.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2016, fitness/in-depth /performance-enhancing-drugs/ art-20046134.

Image from a Website

“Williams.” LancasterOnline, 6 June 2016, builder-of proposed.html.

Video from a Website (YouTube Video)

Headlee, Celeste. “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.” TED Talks, 8 Mar. 2016. YouTube,

Newspaper/Magazine Article from its own Website

Suderman, Alan. “Environmentalists, Utilities Eye Richmond Coal Ash Trial.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13 July 2016, Environmentalists-utilities-eye-Richmond-coal-ash-trial-Dominion-Clean-WaterAct/stories/201607130090.

Personal Interview

Jones, Martin. Telephone Interview. 02 Aug. 2016.