Listing Books: Single Author and Multiple Authors
Type the author's surname, then a comma followed by his or her given name. End with a period.
Type the title of the book, capitalizing all major words and ending with a period. Highlight the book title and turn it into italic text.
Type the name of the city where the book was published, followed by a colon.
Type the publisher's name, a comma, and the year of publication. End with a period.
Compare to this example: Ehrman, Bart D. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. New York: HarperOne, 2005.
Entering two authors requires an “and” between the first and second authors' names. The second author’s name, however, is written given name, middle initial if applicable, then surname. End with a period.
Entering more than two authors in your source list follows the same pattern with a comma between each author’s name.
Listing a Magazine or Journal Article
Enter the author’s surname followed by a comma, then the given name followed by a period.
Enter the title of the article, capitalizing all major words, with a period at the end. Place quotation marks around the title, including the period.
Enter the name of the magazine in italic text, followed by a comma.
Enter the date in month, day, year format followed by a period. Compare to this example: Oberg, James. "How We'll Probe the Solar System." Astronomy, January 2011.
When creating a journal entry, follow the same pattern except that after the journal's name, you type the volume and issue number, the year in parentheses, a colon, the specific page numbers you're referring to and then a period. Compare to this example: Meers, M. B. "Maximum Bite Force and Prey Size of Tyrannosaurus Rex and their Relationships to the Inference of Feeding Behavior." Historical Biology: A Journal of Paleobiology 16 no. 1 (2003): 1-12.
Listing a Website
Type the author’s surname, a comma, his or her given name, then a period.
Enter the title of the web page followed by a period, all enclosed in quotation marks. The first letter of each major word in the title is capitalized.
Enter the title of the website followed by a period. The first letter of each major word in the title is capitalized.
Type the exact URL. It must include the "http://" element.
Type in the word “accessed” followed by the date in month, day, year format, all within parentheses. Compare to this example: Newman, William L. "Radiometric Time Scale." Geologic Time. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/radiometric.html (accessed March 23, 2011).