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Citation Styles and Plagiarism: Deciphering Citations

Book Versus Article Citations

Book Citations


All book citations contain: 

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Year of Publication 
  • Place of Publication 
  • Publisher


Article Citations 


All article citations contain:

  • Author(s)
  • Year of Publication 
  • Article Title
  • Journal Title
  • Journal Volume and Issue
  • Pages


Biggest Difference between Book and Article Citations


  • Books citations include a Publisher and Place of Publication.
  • Article citations include an Article Title, Journal Title, the Volume, Issue, and Pages.


Citation Styles Differ


Each citation style has rules about:

  • What order the information is in
  • Punctuation
  • Italicization
  • Capitalization of the title

How Do I Tell the Difference Between Book and Article Citations?

Provides two examples, a citation for a book in MLA format, which has arrows pointing to author, title, place of publication, publisher and year of publication. Also has a citation for an article in MLA fomat. Has  arrows pointing to author, article title, journal title, volume number, issue number, year of publication, page numbers and database.

The Citation Series

This video introduces The Citation Series exploring four citation formats: APA, Chicago/Turabian, CSE, and MLA, as well as how to locate the cited material at Odum Library.