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5c. Bibliography Examples

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Introduction

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 - Books

Book by one author

MLA (8th edition):

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

APA:

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:

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

Bibliography Examples - Articles

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:

Sörlin, S. (2011). The contemporaneity of environmental history: negotiating scholarship, useful history, and the new

         human condition. Journal of Contemporary History, 46(3), 610-630. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022009411403298

Newspaper Article

MLA (8th edition):

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

APA:

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:

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

Bibliography Examples - Electronic Resources

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

         http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=53985936. Accessed 21 Feb. 2017.

APA:

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

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

         ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=53985936&site=ehost-live

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