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SOC270 - Dr. Katharine Johnson- Community Studies: Cite Your Sources

Printed Citation Help

Bent's Hall

Database Citation Help

    • Many online periodical indexes show you exactly how to cite the sources you find. Look for a link that says something like "citation tools," or "cite this article."  Click on that link, and you will see the citation in various formats. Here is an example of a citation in MLA format created in Academic Search Complete. Note: you are ultimately responsible for making sure your citations are correct.  Make sure that your indentations and spacing are correct.

 Medvigy, David, et al. "Simulated Changes In Northwest U.S. Climate In Response To    

     Amazon Deforestation." Journal Of Climate 26.22 (2013): 9115-9136. Academic

     Search Complete. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.

 

 

Citing American FactfFinder

Dynamically generated tables, maps, and files from American FactFinder:
(Use semicolons to separate elements)

  1. U.S. Census Bureau;
  2. Name of the database or other data repository/source (e.g., American FactFinder), set off by quotation marks, or follow publication citation style;
  3. The name of the person who generates the tabulation, etc., e.g., "generated by John Smith;"
  4. The name of the software package used to generate the tabulation, if known, e.g., "using American FactFinder;"
  5. The URL of the application software's main or first page set off by angle brackets, e.g., <http://factfinder2.census.gov>;
  6. The date, within parenthesis, when the user generated the tabulation, e.g., (7 January 2012).

 

For a reference map in American FactFinder:

 

For a thematic map in American FactFinder 
(Find the specific survey or census, data set and matrix number under the map image):

  • U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, Matrix P7; generated by Joe Smith; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (15 February 2012).

Examples:

  • U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table GCT0101; generated by John Smith; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (7 January 2012).
  • U.S. Census Bureau; Census 2000, Summary File 1, Table P001; generated by Jane Jones; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (20 February 2012)
  • U.S. Census Bureau; 2010 Census Summary File 1; Tables P1 and QT-P1; generated by John Smith; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (12 December 2011).

This information is from U.S. Census Bureau FAQs.

Online Citation Help

The Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

STAMP Project, Genesee Cty.

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