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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2015     Views: 34

Here are some clues to help you decipher a citation:

Citations to books include the name and location of the publisher. Here is an example:

Levy, P. B. (2003). Civil war on Race Street: The civil rights movement in Cambridge, Maryland. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Periodical citations contain the title of the article followed by the name of the periodical, its volume and issue number and/or date, and page numbers.

Here is an example:

Walker, Alice. "The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?" American Scholar. 36.4 (1967). Print.