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SOC 303: Introduction to Research Methods(Orend): Citing Souces

Citing Sources

Here is the APA format for citing an online journal article: Author(s). (Year). Italicized Journal Title, Italicized Volume (Issue), pages. doi or website address.  Here’s an example of an APA citation for an online journal article: Das, R.D., Winter, S. (2016). Automated Urban Travel Interpretation: A Bottom-up Approach for Trajectory Segmentation. Sensors, 16(11), 31-42. doi 10.3390/s16111962  If you are citing an online journal article in-text, it will look like this: (Author’s Last Name, Year). For example, (Das & Winter, 2016). If you include the authors’ names in the sentence where your citation appears, you do not need to include it in the parentheses with the date.  Here is the APA format for citing an online newspaper article: Author Last Name, Initials. (Publication Date). Article Title. Newspaper Title Italicized. Retrieved from website address.   Here’s an example of an APA citation for an online newspaper article: Cave, D. & Gillis, J. (2007, March 15). Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://nyti.ms/2mJXnn4  If you are citing an online newspaper article in-text, it will look like this: (Author’s Last Name, Year). For example, (Cave & Gillis, 2017). If you include the authors’ names in the sentence where your citation appears, you do not need to include it in the parentheses with the date.  Here is the APA format for citing a print book: Author(s). (Publication Year). Italicized Title. City, State of Publication: Publisher.  Here’s an example of an APA citation for a print book: Glass, Barbara S. (2007). African American Dance: An Illustrated History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.  If you are citing a print book in-text, it will look like this: (Author’s Last Name, Year). For example, (Glass, 2007). If you include the authors’ names in the sentence where your citation appears, you do not need to include it in the parentheses with the date.  Here is the APA format for citing a YouTube video: Author Last Name, First Initial or Username. (Date Posted). Title Italicized [Video File]. YouTube Italicized. Retrieved from website address generated by YouTube for sharing.  Here’s an example of an APA citation for a YouTube video: TED. (2011, January 3). The power of vulnerability | Brene Brown [Video File]. YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/iCvmsMzlF7o  If you are citing a YouTube video in-text, it will look like this: (Author’s Last Name or Username, Year). For example, (TED, 2011). If you include the authors’ names in the sentence where your citation appears, you do not need to include it in the parentheses with the date.  You can find more citation resources on the Purdue OWL website, at the University Writing Center, or at easybib.com. Most databases and library catalogs also have “cite” tools that automatically generate a citation for you, but make sure to double-check their accuracy.

Citing Sources (MLA)

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