Chapter 13: Works Cited
Bibliographic information refers to specific elements such as the author’s name, the title of the thing (book, documentary, journal article) and the date it was created. Author + Title + Date are the most common pieces of information and they are often found on a book’s title page and the back of the title page, also known as the verso. Often the date is found on the verso.
|Indigenous Writes A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada
Verso of title page
© 2015 Chelsea Vowel
APA reference for this book
Vowel, C. (2016). Indigenous writes: A guide to First nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada. HighWater Press.
MLA reference for this book
Vowel, Chelsea. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada. HighWater Press, 2016.
The exact bits of information you need depends on the type of resource being cited.
Bibliographic information for a journal article includes
- publication date
- a volume number, and sometimes an issue number.
- the title of the journal
- the title of the article
This screenshot shows bibliographic information for online journal article published in a journal called The American Sociologist
APA reference for this journal article
Deflem, M. (2013). Professor goes gaga: Teaching Lady Gaga and the sociology of fame. The American Sociologist, 44(2), 117-131. doi: 10.1007/s12108-013-9180-y
MLA reference for this journal article
Deflem, Mathieu. “Professor Goes Gaga: Teaching Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame.” The American Sociologist, vol. 44, no.2, (2013), pp. 117-131. doi: 10.1007/s12108-013-9180-y
Bibliographic information for a chapter in a book includes 2 titles — the chapter title and the book title.
APA reference for this chapter in an online book
Snively, G., & Corsiglia, J. (2016). Indigenous science: proven, practical and timeless. In G. Snively & Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams (Eds.), Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1. Victoria: University of Victoria.
MLA reference for this chapter in an online book
Snively, Gloria and John Corsiglia. “Indigenous Science: Proven, Practical and Timeless.” Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1, edited by Gloria Snively and Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams, University of Victoria, 2016.
Bibliographic information for a resource on the web may include a URL or DOI – digital object identifier.
APA reference for this online resource
Conover, M. D., Ferrara, E., Menczer, F., & Flammini, A. (2013). The digital evolution of Occupy Wall Street. PloS One, 8(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064679
MLA reference for this online resource
Conover, Michael D., et al. “The Digital Evolution of Occupy Wall Street.” PloS One, vol. 8, no. 5, 2013. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064679