Section 7 Generating scholarship > Scholar speak > Plagiarism > Documentation > Exercise

If you are one of the many students who has difficulty distinguishing between citations for books and book chapters, citations for books and articles and citations for articles and newspapers, see the boxes below for help telling them apart.

     

Book

The citation for a book has one title.


The citation for a book has one or more authors.


A book citation has no pagination.

Book Chapter

The citation for a chapter or part of a book has two titles, the title of the chapter (in quotes) and the title of the book (in italics).

The citation for a part of the book has two authors, the author of the book chapter and the author or editor of the book.

The citation for a book chapter has the pages of the chapter.

Check below for the differences in the citations for a book and a book chapter.

Book

Mack, Alison. Marijuana as Medicine?: The Science Behind the Controversy.
123456Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. 2001.

Book Chapter


Book or Book Chapter

A book citation has one title; a citation for a part of a book has two.


A book citation has a place of publicatoin and publisher.

The publication of a book is a once and done thing, so a book citation has the year of publication.

 

Journal or Magazine Article

A periodical citation always has two titles, the title of the article(in quotes) and the title of the periodical.

A periodical citation has niether.


Unless a periodical comes out once a year (rarely) the citation will have a day, month, and year; a month and a year; or a year with volume and issue numbers.

Check below for the differences in the citations for a book and then an article.

Book

Boch, Alan. Waiting to Inhale: The Politics of Medical Marijuana. Santa Ana:
123456Seven Locks Press, 2000.


Journal Article

Note the difference between a citation for a journal (or magazine) article and a citation for a newspaper article:

Journal or Magazine Article

A magazine or journal citation will specify pages.

 

Newspaper Article

Since newspapers are generally divided into sections, a newspaper citation will include a letter designating the section followed by the page number, and sometimes a column number as well.

Magazine Article



Newspaper Article




Journal Article

Now try your hand at distinguishing one kind of citation from another.








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