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1.4: Citing this Book

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    BIPOC writingIt's important to cite your sources. You will often be required to cite sources when writing essays, discussion boards, or even when making presentations. Citation helps to not only support your argument and show that you know what you're talking about, but it also helps to give credit to the hard word of those people who created the information you quote or reference in your work. It also enables your readers to look up more information on the topic!

    In classes, you may be asked to cite sources in different formats (most commonly MLA or APA). This page provides basic references (for this book) in the most common citation formats.

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    American Psychological Association (APA 7th edition)

    Instructions: You will cite this as an electronic book/ebook. Remember to format using a hanging indent.

    Wilson, D. (2024). Lib one course readings. LibreTexts.

    Modern Language Association (MLA 9th edition)

    Instructions: You will cite this as a web page. Remember to format using a hanging indent.

    Wilson, D. "Lib One Course Readings". LibreTexts. Day and month of access. Year of access,

    Chicago (Notes & Bibliography style)

    Instructions: You would cite this as an ebook. Remember to format using a hanging indent.

    Wilson, D. Lib One Course Readings. LibreTexts, 2024.

    A Note on In-Text/Parenthetical Citations of this Book

    LibreTexts does not include page numbers for the pages of this electronic book. Instead of using page numbers when you reference information from this book, use the section or chapter heading at the top of the page you are referring to.

    APA requires a page number when using a direct quotation, but otherwise does not require the page number. For APA you would need to provide the section title at the top of the page and the paragraph number that the quote came from (just count the paragraphs down from the top):

    Example \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    APA Example: (Wilson, 2024, Citing this Book, para. 2)

    MLA requires the section title provided at the top of the page:

    Example \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    MLA Example: (Wilson, Citing this Book)

    This page titled 1.4: Citing this Book is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Daniel Wilson.

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