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Three different ways of citing a book

You can select from three different ways the book can be cited, MLA, APA, and Turabian:

Book Citations

MLA ref: Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros. 1877). 04/22/2014. /titles/307

APA ref: Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros. 1877). Retrieved 04/22/2014 from the World Wide Web: /titles/307

Turabian ref: Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros. 1877). [Online] available from /titles/307; accessed 04/22/2014; Internet.

On the main book page to the right of the “Edition used:” box there is a small pop-down window which lets you select your preferred method of citation of the book. After you have selected one of these three methods, when you wish to get information about a particular paragraph further down the page it will be in the format you have selected.

Citing a Particular Paragraph

For example, if you wish to get the URL and citation information for the following paragraph (using the little Anchor (URL only) or Star (book info and URL) icons at the left of the paragraph):

“The second notion to be unlearned is intimately associated with the former one. It is that governments possess some wonderful power of giving value to money, which every one must admit, but which no one can explain. Widely as this notion is extended, it is as pure a superstition as was the old notion that a witch could make her enemy sick by secretly making a wax image of him, and then by sticking pins into it, roasting it before the fire, and otherwise torturing it, could make him suffer corresponding tortures.”

You will get the following depending on the citation method you have selected:

MLA: Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros. 1877). 04/22/2014. /titles/307#Newcomb_0201_32

APA: Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros. 1877). Retrieved 04/22/2014 from the World Wide Web: /titles/307#Newcomb_0201_32

Turabian: Simon Newcomb, The ABC of Finance: or, the Money and Labor Questions Familiarly Explained to Common People in Short and Easy Lessons (New York: Harper and Bros. 1877). [Online] available from /titles/307#Newcomb_0201_32; accessed 04/22/2014; Internet.

Last modified April 22, 2014