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How to Write Your "Works Cited" Page

Book with One Author

Author’s last name, first name. Book Title. City of publication: Publisher, date of publication.

EXAMPLE:

Jones, Mary B. Frogs and Toads. New York: Doubleday, 1980.

Book with Two or More Authors

First author’s last name, first name, Second author’s first name last name, and third author’s first name last name. Book Title. City of publication: Publisher, date of publication.

EXAMPLE:

Jones, Mary B., Frank G. Clark, and Elizabeth J. Hart. Amphibians. New York: Doubleday, 1983.

Encyclopedia Article

Author’s last name, first name. “Article Title.” Encyclopedia Title. Edition (if there is one). Date.

EXAMPLE:

Carpenter, Judy. “Nicholas II.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 2002.

NOTE: If there is no author, simply start the citation with the “Article Title.” If the author signs the article with his initials, look for the list of authors in Volume I of the set.

Magazine Article

Author’s last name, First name. “Article Title.” Magazine Title. Issue date: page nos.

EXAMPLE:

Brown, Lloyd C. “Bugs and Bunnies.” Discovery. April 2000: 16-18.

Article from a Magazine found in EBSCO

Author’s last name, first name. “Article Title.” Magazine Title. Issue date: pagenos. EBSCO.

Database* C.M.S. Media Center, Stratham. Date found <http://search.epnet.com>.

Note: * The 2 databases we use most on EBSCO are Middle Search Plus and MasterFile Premier.

EXAMPLE:

Johnson, Filbert W. “Heritage.”Newsweek. 9 Sept. 2000: 5-10. EBSCO. Middle Search Plus.

C.M.S. Media Center, Stratham. 5 Nov. 2002 http://search.epnet.com.

Encyclopedia on CD-ROM

Author’s last name, first name. “Article Title.” Name of Encyclopedia. CD-ROM.

City of publication: Publisher, date.

EXAMPLE:

Davis, G. R. “Earthquakes.” Encarta. CD-ROM. Minneapolis: Microsoft, 2002.

NOTE: If there is no author, simply start the citation with the “Article Title.”

Online Sources

Items included in citations for Online Sources are listed here in the order they would be listed:

Author or Editor. Site Title. Administrator. Post date, or last update. Site sponsor. Date Accessed <electronic address>.

Note: If one of these, such as author, is not available, just list the information you do have.

WEB SITE EXAMPLES: (Please note that these citations are all made up, they are not real publications!)

Rocks of New Mexico. Department of Geology. 4 Oct. 02. University of New Mexico. 5 Nov. 2002 <http://www.unm.edu.com/geo/igneous>.

Animals of the African Plains. 7 Oct. 2002. Africa Wildlife Federation. 4 Nov. 2002

< http://www.awf.org/plains>.

Doe, John. USGS Earthquake Program FAQ—Frequently Asked Questions. 17 Oct. 2002. U.S. Dept. of the Interior <http://www.usgs.gov/earthquake/faq>.