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Citing Guide

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  • Always use double-spacing, Times New Roman font, and 12 point font size in your paper and on your References page.
  • Always use hanging indents on your References page citations. If a citation is longer than a single line, make sure to indent (or tab in) every line after the first line. The top line of the citation should be left "hanging."

Print Books

Basic Form:

Author Name. (Year of Publication). Book title. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Examples:

Cross, E. (1990). The comprehensive encyclopedia of early Christianity. New York: Garland.

Dunkling, L., & Gosling, W. (1984). The complete American dictionary of first names. New York: Facts on File.

Ferguson, R., Smith, P., & Livingstone, E. (Eds.). (1997). The Oxford dictionary of the Christian church. New York: Oxford University Press.

eBooks

Basic Form:

Author name. (Year of publication). Name of ebook. Place of Publication: Publisher. Retrieved date, from URL

Example:

Dawkins, R. (1976). The selfish gene. New York: Oxford. Retrieved June 18, 2012, from http://ebrary.com

Print Magazine & Newspaper Articles

Basic Form:

Author Name. (Date of Publication). Article title. Publication title, Volume Number(issue number), pages.

Example:

Ghosh, B., Crain, C., & Bennett, B. (2007, December 24). Hold the cheers. Time, 170(26), 58-63.

Print Journal Articles

Basic Form:

Author Name. (Year of Publication). Article title. Journal title, Volume Number(issue number), pages.

Example:

Herbert, L. (2015). The limits of a legal rights approach to gendered human rights violations. International Journal of Human Rights, 12(4), 483-504.

Websites

Basic Form:

Author. (Year of Publication). Title of website. Date Retrieved, Sponsoring Organization: URL

Example:

Scribe, A. (2006). Dr. Abel Scribe's guides to research style and documentation. Retrieved October 31, 2006, from http://www.docstyles.com/

Articles Retrieved from Online Database

Basic Form:

Author Name. (Year of Publication). Title of the article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages. doi or journal homepage URL or database information

Examples:

Gilbert, P. (2009). Human adjustment and the problem of death. Death Studies, 33(8), 771-774. doi:10.1080/07481180903070509

Johnson, L. (2015). Computer and video games: the impact on children's health. Journal of Child Health, 45(2), 64-65. Retrieved from http://chc.sagepub.com

Philpot, M., & Banerjee, S. (1998). Obsessive-compulsive disorder in the elderly. Behavioural Neurology, 11(2), 117-121. Retrieved from ProQuest Central database

YouTube & Other Online Videos

Basic Form:

Author's name or Poster's username. (Date of publication). Title of video [Video file]. Video posted to [URL]

Example:

Norton, R. (2006, November 4). How to train a cat to operate a light switch [Video file]. Video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vja83KLQXZs

Recorded Films

Basic Form:

Film director. (Director). (Year of publication). Film title [Motion picture]. Country: Production Company.

Example:

Soderbergh, S. (Director). (2000). Traffic [Motion picture]. United States: USA Home Entertainment.

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