Date of publication: 2017-07-08 21:23
While writing a research paper, it is always important to give credit and cite your sources, which acknowledge others’ ideas and research that you’ve used in your own work. Not doing so can be considered plagiarism, possibly leading to a failed grade or loss of a job. This style is one of the most commonly used citation styles used to prevent plagiarism.
Sometimes you will come across sources with no contributor information. In this instance, do not write the date first. Instead, write the name of the title and then the date, then followed by the remaining appropriate bibliographic data.
A thesis is a document submitted to earn a degree at a university. A dissertation is a document submitted to earn an advanced degree, such as a doctorate, at a university.
E-book is short for “electronic book.” It is a digital version of a book that can be read on a computer, e-reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.), or other electronic devices.
An abstract is a summary of a scholarly article or scientific study. Scholarly articles and studies are rather lengthy documents and abstracts allow readers to first determine if they’d like to read an article in its entirety or not.
For journals, magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals, place the volume number after the title. Italicize this information. Place the issue number in parentheses and do not italicize it. Afterwards, include page numbers.
When citing nonperiodical sources, advanced information such as the edition and series information comes before the publication information and immediately after the title, grouped in the same parentheses. See the example below:
For books and sources that are not periodicals, give the city and state (or city and country if outside of the .) for the place of publication. Abbreviate the state name using the two-letter abbreviation. Place a colon after the location.