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3.5: What Do You Need for a Citation?

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    This is a general list of the information you might need to create a complete citation. Depending on the citation style you are using, different information may be required for each of these sources (see the section on MLA/APA/CMS for more information on citation styles).

    FOR BOOKS

    • Author(s)
    • Editors/translators
    • Edition (if not first)
    • Name, date, and city of publication/publisher

    FOR ARTICLES

    • Author(s)
    • Title and Subtitle
    • Name of source (magazine, journal, newspaper, etc.)
    • Date of publication
    • Volume, issue, and page numbers

    If retrieved from a database, also…

    • Name of database
    • Name of subscription service
    • URL of database
    • DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
    • Date source retrieved

    FOR THE WEB

    • Author(s)
    • Editors/Creators
    • Title of source
    • Title of site
    • Publication information
    • Date of publication or latest update
    • Site sponsor
    • Date source accessed
    • Source URL
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