Answered By: Erin Mooney
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015     Views: 12

A bibliographic citation, the convention normally used to acknowledge a work quoted in a paper, contains basic information needed to locate an item. There are different formats for citing books, journal articles, chapters in books, dissertations, pamphlets, audiovisual materials, and many other formats. The most common citations are to books, journal articles, and book chapters.


In general, the publication information, which includes place of publication, publisher, and year, identifies a book (or part of a book).

PERIODICAL ARTICLES (articles from journals)

In general, the publication information, which includes volume number, date and page numbers, identifies a journal article.


Chapters of books can be identified by the presence of two titles, the title of the chapter and the title of the book. Two names may be listed as well; the author of the chapter and the editor. The same publication information that appears in a book citation, place of publication, publisher, and year, will also appear here: 


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