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Theatre: Cite Your Sources


Citation Tutorials

The librarians at ECU have come up with the following citation tutorials to help you learn the citation style needed for your assignments. Click on the link to be taken to the appropriate citation tutorial.

APA Style   |   MLA Style   |   ACS Style   | AMA Style |   CSE Style

You may also wish to try the following citation builders when citing for your classes.

KnightCite   |   NCSU Citation Builder

MLA Citation Basics (7th Edition)

Follow these color codes:
Author(s) Title of Book or Website Title of Article Title of Periodical Volume
Place of Publication Publisher or Database Date Other Information Pages
Journal Article

Devine, Patricia G., and Steven J. Sherman. "Intuitive Versus Rational Judgment and the Role of Stereotyping in the Human Condition: Kirk or Spock?" Psychological Inquiry 3.2 (1992): 153-59. Print.

Newspaper Article

Di Rado, Alicia. "Trekking through College: Classes Explore Modern Society Using the World of Star Trek." Los Angeles Times 15 Mar. 1995: A3+. Print.

Magazine Article

Mershon, Donald H. "Star Trek on the Brain: Alien Minds, Human Minds." American Scientist Nov.-Dec. 1998: 585. Print.



Okuda, Michael, and Denise Okuda. Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Pocket, 1993. Print.


Encyclopedia Article

Sturgeon, Theodore. "Science Fiction." The Encyclopedia Americana. International ed. 1995. Print.



Epsicokhan, Jamahl. "Confessions of a Closet Trekkie." Jammer's Reviews. N.p., 20 Feb. 2004. Web. 15 Mar. 2010.

© Robert Delany, Long Island University


Citation Styles

Wait! What do all those letters stand for?

The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used in the fields of language and literature

The American Psychological Association (APA) style is used in the social sciences, business, anthropology, and some of the life sciences.

The Chicago Manual of Style is used in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The American Medical Association Style (AMA) is used in the medical fields.

The American Chemical Society Style (ACS) is used in the field of Chemistry.

The Council of Science Editors' Style (CSE) is used mainly in Biology.

Note: Be aware of the citation requirements for your classes.