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Citation Help Guide

This guide will serve as a testing ground for developing citation guides.

MLA Guide

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APA Guide

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Chicago/Turabian Guide

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Gather the Right Information

For books or other physical (in hand) formats, you will need to make sure you get the following information:
•    Author name(s)
•    Title (book or article and journal)
•    Publisher information which includes: publisher name, location, date of publication
•    Volume number if a journal or reference material
•    Page number

Book title Page and verso pointing out information: Title, Subtitle, Author Publisher, Publication Date pointed out from book inforrmation


If you are using electronic formats, most databases will have a citation creation tool. If you don't see one or you are citing a website, then you will need the following information:
•    Database name if electronic
•    Article or webpage name
•    Website name
•    URL if a website
•    DOI (digital object identifier)