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Citation Guide: Author

Help with citing your sources for a research paper.

Essential Elements

Click on one of the following Core Elements 
to navigate this libguide.

(The core elements are required for each citation)

1. Author.
 2. Title of Source.
3. Title of Container,
4. Other Contributors,
5. Version,
6. Number,
7. Publisher,
8. Publication date,

9. Location.

  *  Optional Elements
**  In-Text Citations 


Note: Examples on the right demonstrate how to list the author of a source in a citation.

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Sample Citation - Author

1. Author:
      Entry begins with the author's last name, followed by a comma and the first name. End this element with a period.

     Author: The person who is responsible for creating the work or is relevant to your paper.