Document Your Sources

CITING RESOURCES
DOVER-SHERBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL


Helpful hints for writing a resource list:

*Alphabetize your final list, using the first word of each citation*
*Indent all the lines except the first line
 
book with one author
book with two or more authors
books arranged alphabetically, such as encyclopedias
book with an editor
book with an organization as an author
internet websites created specifically for the web
magazine articles
magazine article from a database on the internet
videos and DVD's
CD's
pamphlets

BOOKS: Author (or authors or editors). Title. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.

Book with one author:

Example:
Reilly, Mary Jo. Mexico. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1991.

Book with two or more authors:

Example:
Yolen, Jane, and Robert J. Harris. Girl in a Cage. New York: Philomel, 2002.

Book with an editor:

Example:
Lawrence, Jane A., ed. Palestinians in the Middle East. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987.

Book with an organization as an author

Example:
The National Geographic Society. National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty
States. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1991.

BOOKS ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, SUCH AS ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Author of article (leave out if no author). "Title of article." Title of reference
work. Place of publication: Publisher, most recent copyright date.

Examples:
Huey, Raymond B. "Komodo dragon." World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:
World Book, Inc., 2002.

"Jones, Norah." Current Biography Yearbook 2003. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 2003.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

Author (leave out if there is no author). "Title of article." Title of magazine. date of magazine: page numbers.

Example:
Saporito, Bill. "Holy Sox!" Sports Illustrated November 8, 2004: 38-46.

Videos and DVD's:Title of Video or DVD. Producer/Director. Publisher, copyright date.
Videocassette or DVD.

Example:
The Art of Romare Bearden. Dir. Carroll Moore. National Gallery of Art, 2003. DVD.

Internet websites created specifically for the web:

Author of site (leave out if not available). "Name of webpage where you found your information." Name of website (see homepage if needed!). Sponsoring organization if there is one. Date of site (leave out if not available). Date you visited the site. <Internet address>

Example:
Alexander, Scott. "Duke Ellington." Red Hot Jazz. 2004.
<http://www.redhotjazz.com/duke.html>. Viewed Dec. 8, 2009.

Magazine article from a database on the Internet

Author. "Title of article." Title of original source: page number. Date of original source. Title of database or service. Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication. <Internet address> Date viewed.

Example:
Tolson, Jay."The Duke and the Poet." U.S. News & World Report. July 8, 2002: p. 40.  
Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2004. 11/4/04. <http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC>

CD (whole CD or one song)

Performer's name. "Song title." (leave out if you are citing the whole CD). Title of CD. Publisher, year of publication. CD.

Examples:
Waller, Fats. "Tanglefoot." The Chronological Fats Waller 1929. Classics Records,
1993. CD. Counting Crows. "Mr. Jones." August and Everything After. DGC, 1993. CD.

Pamphlets

Title of the pamphlet. Place of publication. Organization that published the
pamphlet. Year of publication.
Example:
Letting Yourself Go: Eating Healthy the Happy Way. Los Angeles: Western
Boards of
Healthy Eating, 2003.

PANDORA, ITUNES, OR OTHER ONLINE MUSIC COLLECTIONS

Performer (Last, First). Album Title. Recording Copyright. City: Recording Company, year you visited site. Location/Source of collection.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Fur Elise. 1810. New York: Random House, 2012. Pandora.

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