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Identifying Sources in Works Cited Lists and Bibliographies

Works cited lists are very effective ways to find relevant sources for your research. In order to be able to make use of the information in works cited lists, you must be able to identify the kind of source it is: is it a book, a chapter in a book, a jour

Entire Book or Chapter in a Book?

A citation to a book can refer to either an entire book or to a specific chapter in a book. In either case, citations share two characteristics:

  • The Title in a book citation is always in italics (underlined in older citations)
  • Citations to either entire books or parts of books always include information about the publisher.
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