Here is a presentation with all the information you might need in citing your sources:





General guidelines and examples:

Encyclopedia (print)

Author’s last name, initial(s). (Year of publication). Title of article. In Title of encyclopedia. (Vol., pp.). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:
Wakeman, F. (2003). China. In The World Book Encyclopedia. (Vol. 3, pp. 474-508). Chicago: World Book.



Encyclopedia (electronic)

Author’s last name, initial(s). (Publication date or n.d.). Title of article. In Title of online encyclopedia. Retrieved from [webaddress]

Example:
Edmonds, R. L. and R. J. Smith. (n.d.) China. In World Book Student. Retrieved from http:worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar111400&st=china



Book

Author’s last name, initial(s). (Year of publication). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:
Dramer, K. (1999). People’s Republic of China. New York: Children’s Press.



Website

Author’s last name, initial(s). (Date of publication or n.d.). Title of page. Title of website. Retrieved from [webaddress]

Example:
National Geographic Society. (n.d.). China: Country facts, information, photos, videos. National Geographic Kids. Retrieved from http:kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/china/



Interview

Last name of person interviewed, initial(s). (Year, month, day interviewed). Type of interview.

Example:
Goodall, J. (2013, January 21). Personal interview.



Some additional tips:

  • List all your sources in alphabetical order, no matter their format.

  • Make sure every line after the first line is hanging (hanging indentation).

  • If an author is not mentioned, start your citation with the title.

  • If the publication date is not mentioned, add (n.d.).

  • If you have more than one author, cite in the following manner:

Example: Miller, M. & Meyer, S.

  • Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in a title and subtitle.

  • If you have several places of publication listed, only record the first.

  • Underline titles when writing by hand but use italics when creating your bibliography on the computer.