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Citation Examples

Here is some help in citing your sources for these databases or websites:


How to cite a database:


Editor, author, or compiler name. “Article title.” Name of

          page. Date of resource creation. Name of

          database. Medium of publication. Date of 





“Job description.” Acupuncturist. 2014. Career

          Cruising. Web. 2 Dec. 2014.


How to cite a website/page on a website:


Editor, author, or compiler name. “Article title.” Name of

          Site. Version number. Name of institution/

          organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or

          publisher), date of resource creation. Medium of

          publication. Date of access.




Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web."

          A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites.

          A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web.

          4 May 2009.


How to cite a book:


Last name, first name. Title of book. City of publication:

          publisher, year of publication. Medium of 





Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver: 

           MacMurray, 1999. Print.



How to cite an image (photograph, painting, or sculpture)


Last name of artist, first name of artist. Title of work of

          art. Date of creation. Institution where it lives,

          city where it lives. Name of the website. Web. 

          Date of access.




Klee, Paul. Twittering Machine. 1922. Museum of

          Modern Art, New York. The Archive. Web.

          4 May 2009.


If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, the medium of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.




brandychloe. "Great Horned Owl Family." Photograph. 

          Webshots. American Greetings, 22 May 2006. 

          Web. 5 Nov. 2009.


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Citation Help

If you are using the Digital Library, almost every database you access will provide you with a Cite or Citation option.  Clicking on the Cite or Citation link will usually give you the correct citation for the database that you are using.  You always need to double-check your formatting, which you can do by checking Purdue's OWL or the handouts on this page.


If you would like in-text citation help for your paper, or help in writing Works Cited page for your paper, use:



For help in creating Bibliography or Works Cited page, use:


MLA Format is FREE!

How to Create a Works Cited Page

Sample Works Cited Page

Sample MLA Paper