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How to Cite an Addendum


An addendum is a document that contains material to supplement, revise or clarify a previously issued document such as a book, booklet, brochure or other document. The addendum is not to be confused with an appendix. Though both are supplementary materials, an addendum is usually separate from the main document while the appendix is included at the end of the document. An addendum is cited in the format in which it was published. In this example, we are citing the entry "Pomona" found in the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008, written by Lutz Schmadel in Germany in 2009 and published by Springer.

Cite the in-text reference in MLA style as follows:

(Schmadel)

Cite the addendum in the works cited list using the punctuation and sequence as follows:

Schmadel, Lutz. "Pomona." Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008 (italicize the book title.) Germany: Springer, 2009. Print.

Cite the in-text reference in APA style as follows:

(Schmadel, 2009)

Cite the addendum in the reference list using the following punctuation and sequence:

Schmadel, Lutz. (2009). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008 (italicize the book title). Germany: Springer.

Cite the parenthetical reference using Chicago Style as follows:

(Schmadel, 2009).

Cite the addendum in the bibliography using the following punctuation and sequence:

Lutz Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008 (italicize the book title) Germany: Springer, 2009.

References
  • "Concise Rules of APA Style"; American Psychological Association; 2010
  • "MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers"; Modern Language Association; 2009
  • "Chicago Manual of Style"; University of Chicago Press; 2010
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Keela Helstrom began writing in 2010. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of accounting and finance experience. Though working as a consultant, most of her career has been spent in corporate finance. Helstrom attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has her Bachelor of Science in accounting.

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