Sample Citations for books, journals, web pages and databases
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle.
Articles in Periodicals (print journals you find in the library)
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical,
volume number (issue number), pages.
Article From an Online Periodical (journal articles you will find in the databases)
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical,
volume number, (issue number if available). Retrieved from
Web Sites (use a specific article on a website that has an author)
Author, A. (date). Title of document. Retrieved from
Web page (a specific page on a website that is not an article)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). CDC recommendations for the amount of
time persons with influenza-like illness should be away from others. Retrieved from
Web page where no author is identified (like a news feed )
All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue. (2010, October 13). Retrieved from
Web page where no date is identified (the main webpage may have a date but not the inner page)
The College of William and Mary. (n.d.). College mission statement. Retrieved from
Lexis Nexis -LexisNexis company dossiers pull together information from different sources
(e.g. Hoover's and Disclosure). Cite the appropriate publisher of the information you
Hoover's Inc. (2011, January 4). Johnson & Johnson. Hoover's Company Records - In-depth
records. (hanging indentation) Retrieved from LexisNexis Academic database.
Plunkett Research Ltd. (2010, December 16). Hybrid cars gain market share. Automobiles &
Trucks Industry: (hanging indentation) Market Research and Trends. Retrieved from
Plunkett's Research Online database.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
Bureau of Census (2013). Table 281: College enrollment by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin:
1980 to 2011 [selected years], In ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States:
2013. Retrieved from ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States database.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Department of Transportation) (2013). Table 940: Energy
consumption by mode of transportation: 2000 to 2010 [selected years], In ProQuest
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2013. Retrieved from ProQuest
Statistical Abstract of the United States database.
U.S. Census / American Factfinder
U.S. Census Bureau. (2010). ZCTA5 02451, QT-P11 - Households and Families: 2010
[Data].Census 2010 Summary File 1. Retrieved from http://factfinder2.census.gov
U.S. Census Bureau. (2010). Middlesex County, Massachsuetts, DP-1 Profile of General
Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 [Data]. 2010 Demographic Profile
Data.Retrieved from http://factfinder2.census.gov
U.S. Census Bureau. (2006-2010). Boston city, Massachusetts, DP02 Selected social
characteristics in the United States [Data]. 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year
Estimates. Retrieved from http://factfinder2.census.gov
U.S. Census Bureau. (2008). Middlesex County, MA [Data]. 2008 County Business
Patterns.Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html