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Citation Guide: Publisher

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: It is not necessary to list the publisher in your citation, when citing:

  • periodicals,
  • self-published works,
  • a website with same name as the publisher, and
  • a website that hosts material rather than publishes materials (YouTube, WordPress, or Hulu).

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Sample Citation - Publisher

7. Publisher:
      The publisher produces or distributes the source. If the work has more than one publisher, and the publishers are relevant to your
      paper, include them in your citation.

      Book: Publisher's name follows the title of the source.

      Television Series: