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REL 495: Senior Seminar: Book or Article Citation?

Book vs. Journal Article Citations

How can you tell the difference between a book citation and an article citation? Here's a quick overview. For more details, read "How to Read a Citation" by the University of Memphis libraries.

Book Citation

Nauert, Charles G., Jr. Agrippa and the Crisis of Renaissance Thought. Urbana, Ill.:  Univeristy of Illinois Press, 1965.

Book citations inform readers about key elements needed to help them locate the book if desired:  the author's name, book title, place of publication, publisher, and publication date. Although the format of elements may vary depending on the citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) usually all elements will be present in some order.

 

Article Citation

Zuckerman, M. (1971). Dimensions of sensation seeking. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 36, 45-52.

Article citations inform readers about key elements necessary to help them locate the article if desired:  the author's name, date of publication, title of the article, title of the journal, volume, page numbers. Issue numbers will follow the volume number in more recent publications. Although the format of elements may vary depending on the citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) usually all elements will be present in some order.

Research Minutes: How to Read Citations