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5c. Bibliography Examples

Citation Style Guides

There are several citation styles, but the most frequently used on campus are MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles. The library maintains copies of each print style guide in the Reference Collection on the main floor, organized by the call numbers below.


The following are examples of bibliographic entries in MLA and APA citation style for a variety of common sources. These examples should not be considered exhaustive.  If you are unsure how to cite a particular source, refer to a citation style guide or consult with your instructor or a reference librarian

Bibliography Examples (MLA and APA)

Book by one author

MLA (8th edition):

Collard, Sneed B. The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

APA (6th edition):

Collard, S. B. (2005). The prairie builders: Reconstructing America's lost grasslands. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.


Book with two or three authors

MLA (8th edition):

Vise, David, and Mark Malseed. The Google Story. Random House of Canada, 2005.

APA (6th edition):

Vise, D., & Malseed, M. (2005). The Google story. Random House of Canada.

Scholarly Journal Article

MLA (8th edition):

Sörlin, Sverker. "The Contemporaneity of Environmental History: Negotiating Scholarship, Useful History, and the New

         Human Condition." Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 46 no. 3, 2011, pp. 610-630. 

APA (6th edition):

Junco, R., Heiberger, G., & Loken, E. (2011). The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. Journal of Computer

          Assisted Learning, 27(2), 119-132.


Newspaper Article

MLA (8th edition):

Jackson, Candace. "Greeting from My Own Private Island." Wall Street Journal, 09 Jul 2011, Eastern: p. D1-D2.

APA (6th edition):

Jackson, C. (2011, July 9). Greeting from my own private island. Wall Street Journal, pp. D1-D2.


Magazine Article (Non-Scholarly Periodical)

MLA (8th edition):

Tanzer, Andrew. "America's Resilient Stock Market." Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Jul. 2011, pp. 29-32.

APA (6th edition):

Tanzer, A. (2011, July). America's resilient stock market. Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 65(7), 29-32.

Article Retrieved from a Database, such as Academic Search Complete

MLA (8th edition):

McDonald, Heath, and Emma Sherry. "Evaluating Sport Club Board Performance: A

         Customer Perspective." Journal of Sport Management, vol. 24, no. 5, 2010, pp. 524-543. Academic Search Complete
 Accessed 21 Feb. 2017.

APA (6th edition):

McDonald, H., & Sherry, E. (2010). Evaluating sport club board performance: a customer

         perspective. Journal of Sport Management, 24(5), Retrieved from http://search.

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