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It is essential to have a good understanding of the correct format and style for essays and reports. This guide is designed to be used as a manual to help you with the format of your assignments and the citations (bibliography, in-text) related to them.
 
There are two very well known styles of documentation from the MLA (Modern Languages Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association). This style guide conforms to these in terms of basic principles and is accepted at John McCrae S.S.. However, at the post-secondary level, you should check the specific directions given to you by your professor or instructor.
 
Highlights from the Style Guide are listed here.  For the complete list of citation formats, download the document at the bottom of the page.
 
Style Guide compiled with contributions from N. Faraday, JMSS Library, Cornell University Library, and OWL at Purdue.
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Creating a Works Cited List/Bibliography
 
1. Use italics, not underlining, for titles of long works.
2. All entries must identify the resource's medium (print, web, DVD, etc.)
3. When more than one copyright is given, use the most recent.
4. When more than one town of publication is given, choose the closest.
5. Use "n.d." or "n.p." to signify "no date" or "no publisher" given.
6. If the author's first name is given on the title page, use it - don't change the way an author gives his or her name. (eg. put initial only)
7. Always put your Works Cited list in alphabetical order and do not number the entries.
 
 
BOOKS
 
One Author
 
Bernstein, Thomas. The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage.
     New York: Atheneum, 1965. Print.
 
Two Authors
 
Strunk, W., and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. 3rd ed. New York:
     Macmillan, 1979. Print.
 
Editor as "Author"
 
Letheridge, S., and C.R. Cannon, Eds. Bilingual Education: Teaching English
      as a Second Language. New York: Praeger, 1999. Print.
 
Institution/Association as "Author"
 
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
     Mental Disorders. 3rd. ed. Washington D.C., 1980. Print.
 
 
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
 
Encyclopedia Article with Author (in book format)
 
Leopold, Luna B. "Surface Water." McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science &
     Technology. 6th ed. 1997. Print.
 
Encyclopedia Article with Author (from online)
 
Smith, Tabitha.  "Pumpkins and Gourds."  Encyclopaedia of Vegetables and
     Fruits Online. Educational Publishers, 2007. Web. 25 Oct. 2010.
 
 Encyclopedia Article without Author (in book format)
 
"Sun." The World Book Encyclopedia. 2003. Print.
 
Encyclopedia Article without Author (from online)
 
"Einstein, Albert." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica,
     1999. Web. 27 Apr. 2009.
 
 
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
 
Magazine Article (in print)
 
Taylor, Paul. "Keyboard Grief: Coping with Computer Injuries." Popular
     Science December 1999: 70-76. Print.
 
Magazine Article (from online database)
 
Sheppard, Robert. "Caught Up In Time." Maclean's 1 Nov. 1999: 42. CPI.Q
     (Canadian Periodicals). Web. 29 Oct. 2009.
 
Magazine Article (from magazine website)
 
Chaplin, Heather. "Epidemic of Extravagance." Salon 19 February 1999:
     n. pag. Web. 12 July 1999.
 
Newspaper Article (in print)
 
Cohen, D. "Professionals Face Tax Rise as Revenue Canada Targets
     Personal Service Corporations." The Ottawa Citizen 1 Sept. 1990: A3.
     Print.
 
Newspaper Article (from online database)
 
same as Magazine from database (above)
 
Newspaper Article (from newspaper website)
 
same as Magazine from website (above)
 
 
SCHOLARLY JOURNALS
 
Journal Articles (from online databases)
 
Langhamer, Claire. "Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England."
     Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.

Journal Articles (from journal websites)

Hart, Christian L. et al. "Indirect Detection of Deception: Looking for Change." Current
     Research in Social Psychology 14.2 (2009). Web. 14 Nov. 2009.
     <http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/cristp/crisp14_9.pdf> 
 
IMAGES
 
Images from Online Sources
 
"Afghanistan." Map. Magellan Geographix. Knowledge Source. Web. 25 Oct.
     2001. http://www.sks.sirs.com

*note: where it says "map" insert the format of your image (Photo, Chart, Graph, etc.)

 
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