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Phi Theta Kappa

Includes resources and research tips to help Phi Theta Kappa students and anyone looking for scholarly information

Citation styles

Generally, each discipline has its own citation style.  As you move into your specific field of study, you will become familiar with that field's citation style. Don't be nervous!  Keep in mind that the purpose of citing is to get your reader back to exactly what you viewed -- be it a book, journal article or website.  That's why it's important to note specific things like edition and date of publication.  The punctuation allows a reader to look at a citation in another language and be able to determine the author, journal name, etc.


Typical works cited:

Author last name, first. Title of book in italics. Year of publication.

Aslan, Reza. How To Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror. 2009.

Author Lastname, Firstname, and 2ndAuthorfirstname, Lastname. "Article title in quotation marks." Title of publication/journal/magazine in italics. (Date of publication): page numbers.
Youngs, A. "The Fine Art of Creating Life." Leonardo. (October 2000): 377-380.

MLA Style

These links will help you create in-text citations as well as your Works Cited for MLA Style.

APA Style

These links will help you create in-text citations as well as your reference list in APA Style.

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