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Journalism 305/505 History of Mass Communication: Citing

What citation style are you using?

Links to citation help below are for APA Style, used in most Communication courses, but if your professor asks you to use something else, UW-Whitewater libraries have help for Turabian and MLA Style.

APA Style

Cite all sources quoted or paraphrased in a research paper. For rules and examples of APA Style, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. 2020 (copy available at Andersen Library's Reference Desk).

Help from APA:
Help from Andersen Library:
Additional Online Help:

Online citation formatters and citation help from library databases are not foolproof. Always review your citations to be sure they are correct.

Citiation Help in Research@UWW - Book

Research@UWW offers help with formatting citations for your paper's Reference List. Click the quotation marks for a title either from the search results or after clicking on a title to see more information, and then select a citation style. Always use these citations with care! They usually have a disclaimer that the citations need to be checked for formatting errors, especially with respect to names, capitalization, and dates. YOU are responsible for fixing any formatting errors. Below is an example (Note errors in the title).

Screenshot of citation help from ResearchatUWW. Click the quotation marks for a title either from the search results or after clicking on a title to see more information, and then select a citation style.

Citation Help in EBSCOhost Databases

Click on a title in search results for more information. On the right click Cite under Tools. Select a citation style to copy.

Screenshots for citation help in EBSCOhost databases. Click on a title in search results for more information. On the right click Cite under Tools. Select a citation style to copy.

Citation Help in JSTOR

Display the article in JSTOR, click "Cite this item" on the left, and then copy the citation for the style needed.

Screenshot of citation help from JSTOR. Display the article, click

Citation Help in ProQuest Databases

Select an item, then click on the quotation marks on either the search results or article display. Select the citation style to copy.

Screenshot for citation help in ProQuest databases. Click on the quotation marks for an item on either the search results or article display. Select the citation style to copy.

APA Style