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APA
ASA
MLA
Chicago

APA

Book
Danforth, E. M. (2012). The miseducation of Cameron Post. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Work in an Anthology or Collection
Ginsberg, A. (1956). America. In A. Charters (Ed.), The portable beat reader (pp. 74-77). New York, NY: Viking.

ebrary eBook
McClelland, B. (2006). Slayers and their vampires: A cultural history of killing the dead. Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com

Magazine Article
Rivlin, G. (2011, May). The big question. Wired, 19(05), 175-182.

Journal Article
Sattler, S., Graeff, P., & Willen, S. (2013). Explaining the decision to plagiarize: An empirical test of the interplay between rationality, norms, and opportunity. Deviant Behavior, 34, 444-463.

Online Journal Article
Donnelly, A. M. (2012). The new American hero: Dexter, serial killer for the masses. Journal Of Popular Culture, 45(1), 15-26. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5931.2011.00908.x

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Webpage
Doctor Who. (2013, April 26). In Wikipedia. Retrieved April 28, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Doctor_Who&oldid=556889250

Blog Post
Miller, T. (2013, April 25). The seven elements of a creative personality. [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from http://lifehacker.com/the-seven-elements-of-a-creative-personality-480346063

Citing Multiple Authors in APA:

One author: List author's last name and initials.
Ex: Reynolds, M.

Two authors: List both names, with an ampersand between them.
Ex: Reynolds, M. & Cobb, J.

Three to seven authors: List all names, with an ampersand before the last name.
Ex: Reynolds, M., Cobb, J., Washburne, H., Tam, R., Frye, K., Serra, I., & Tam, S. 

More than seven authors:  List first six names, followed by an ellipsis, followed by the final name.
Ex: Reynolds, M., Cobb, J., Washburne, H., Tam, R., Frye, K., Serra, I., . . . Washburne, Z.

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ASA

Book
Danforth, Emily M. 2012. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: HarperCollins.

Work in an Anthology or Collection
Ginsberg, Allen. 1956. "America." Pp. 74-77 in The portable beat reader, edited by A. Charters. New York: Viking.

ebrary eBook
McClelland, Bruce. 2006. Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Retrieved August 2, 2013 (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/adamsstate/docDetail.action?docID=10371939&p00=slayers%20their%20vampires%3A%20a%20cultural%20history%20killing%20dead). 

Magazine Article
Rivlin, Gary. 2011. "The Big Question." Wired, May 2011, pp. 175-182.

Journal Article
Sattler, Sebastian, Peter Graeff, and Sebastian Willen. 2013. "Explaining the Decision to Plagiarize: An Empirical Test of the Interplay Between Rationality, Norms, and Opportunity." Deviant Behavior 34(6):444-463.

Online Journal Article
Donnelly, Ashley M. 2013. "The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer For The Masses." Journal Of Popular Culture 45(1): 15-26. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5931.2011.00908.x.

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What is a DOI?

Webpage
Wikipedia. 2013. "Doctor Who." Retrieved April 28, 2013 (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Doctor_Who&oldid=556889250).

Blog Post
Miller, Tessa. 2013. "The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality." Gawker Media. Lifehacker. Retrieved April 25, 2013 (http://lifehacker.com/the-seven-elements-of-a-creative-personality-480346063). 

Citing Multiple Authors in ASA:

One author: List author's last name, then first name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm.

Two authors: List both authors, but only invert the first author's name. Do not use a comma when there are only two names.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm and Jayne Cobb.

Three or more authors: List all names, but only invert the first. Use commas between names.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcom, Jayne Cobb, Hoban Washburne, River Tam, Inara Serra, Kaylee Frye, Simon Tam, and Zoe Washburne.

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MLA

Book
Danforth, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. Print.

Work in an Anthology or Collection
Ginsberg, Allen. "America." The Portable Beat Reader. Ed. Ann Charters. New York: Viking, 1992. 74-77. Print.

ebrary eBook
McClelland, Bruce. Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006. ebrary. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

Magazine Article
Rivlin, Gary. "The Big Question." Wired May 2011: 175-182. Print.

Journal Article
Sattler, Sebastian, Peter Graeff, and Sebastian Willen. "Explaining the Decision to Plagiarize: An Empirical Test of the Interplay Between Rationality, Norms, and Opportunity." Deviant Behavior 34.6 (2013): 444-463. Print.

Online Journal Article
Donnelly, Ashley M. "The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer For The Masses." Journal Of Popular Culture 45.1 (2012): 15-26. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

Webpage
"Doctor Who." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 26 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

Blog Post
Miller, Tessa. "The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality." Lifehacker. Gawker Media, 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.

Citing Multiple Authors in MLA:

One author: List author's last name, then first name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm.

Two authors: List both authors, but only invert the first author's name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm and Jayne Cobb.

Three authors: List all authors, but only invert the first author's name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm, Jayne Cobb, and Hoban Washburne.

More than three authors: List first author, followed by et al. 
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm, et al.

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Chicago

Book
Danforth, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.

Work in an Anthology or Collection
Ginsberg, Allen. "America." In The Portable Beat Reader, edited by Ann Charters, 74-77. New York: Viking, 1992.

ebrary eBook
McClelland, Bruce. Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006. ebrary.

Magazine Article
Rivlin, Gary. "The Big Question." Wired, May 2011.

Journal Article
Sattler, Sebastian, Peter Graeff, and Sebastian Willen. "Explaining the Decision to Plagiarize: An Empirical Test of the Interplay Between Rationality, Norms, and Opportunity." Deviant Behavior 34, no. 6 (2013): 444-463.

Online Journal Article
Donnelly, Ashley M. "The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer for the Masses." Journal Of Popular Culture 45, no. 1 (2012): 15-26, doi:10.1111/phpe.12013.

Find your DOI
What is a DOI?

Webpage
"Doctor Who," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Doctor_Who&oldid=556889250.

Blog Post
Blogs are generally omitted from a bibliography in Chicago Style.

Citing Multiple Authors in Chicago:

One author: List author's last name, then first name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm.

Two authors: List both authors, but only invert the first author's name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcolm, and Jayne Cobb.

Three to ten authors: List all authors, but only invert the first author's name.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcom, Jayne Cobb, Hoban Washburne, River Tam, Inara Serra, Kaylee Frye, Simon Tam, and Zoe Washburne.

Eleven or more authors: List first seven authors, followed by et al.
Ex: Reynolds, Malcom, Jayne Cobb, Hoban Washburne, River Tam, Inara Serra, Kaylee Frye, Simon Tam, et al.

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