Citations are an important part of the research process and creating proper citations is a skill that should be learned early on in your academic career. There are several different styles of citations but for this class you will use APA. Citations themselves are extremely important and serve several different purposes.
Weber, E .2003. Invasive plant species of the world : a reference guide to environmental weeds. Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : CABI Pub.
|Title||Invasive plant species of the world : a reference guide to environmental weeds|
|Place of Publication||Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA|
Clues that this is a book:
Contains only one title: Invasive plant species of the world : a reference guide to environmental weeds
Includes a place of publication: Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA
Includes the name of a publishing company: CABI Pub
Might or might not include page numbers.
To find a specific book, you can search the Library Catalog by author or title.
Example Citation: Larry, S. 2016 March 21 "Learning about various invasive species". Ridgway Record The, p1.
|Article Title||Learning about various invasive species|
|Newspaper Title||The Ridgway Record|
|Edition or Section|
Clues that this is a newspaper article:
Like journal articles, it contains the title of the article (often in quotation marks) and the title of the publication
Unlike journal articles, the date includes the month and day in addition to the year
Some include section numbers and some include section numbers as part of the page numbers (e.g. A6, B4)
(all of the elements might not be available for each web page)
Example Citation: Invasive Species. 2015. National Wildlife Federation. Retrieved from https://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Threats-to-Wildlife/Invasive-Species.aspx
|Title of Web Page||Invasive Species|
Website Host or Publisher
Date of Copyright or date pages was updated
|Date Page was Accessed||March 30, 2016|
Clues that this is a web page:
Often does not have individual authors
Includes a URL to the site.
Does not include the name of a library or library database
Includes a date of access.
Example of in-text citations in a journal using APA style: