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Eastern Philosophy and Religion: Citing Your Sources

A library resource guide to support classes such as HUP 121 - Eastern Philosophy and Religion.

Citation example - A section in a book

How do you cite an excerpt (or a quote from an writer) in one book that was originally published in a different book? 

Here is an example in MLA:

Tzu, Lao. "Ch. 1." The Tao Te Ching. Trans. James Legge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1891. Excerpt in Readings in Eastern Philosophy: An Open Source Textbook. Eds. Lee Archie and John G. Archie. Version 0.1. 2004. Web. 25 May 2016.

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MLA Book

Fridell, Ron. Capital Punishment. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2004. Print. Open for Debate.

Information to Include:

Author. Book Title. Publication City: Publisher, year of publication. Medium. Series title (if applicable).

MLA Single Work in an Anthology

Males, Mike. "The Media Exaggerate the Problem of Youth Gun Violence." Guns and Violence. Ed. Laura K. Egendorf. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. 54-61. Print. Current Controversies.

Information to Include:

Author. "Title of Work." Title of Book. Editor or Compiler. City of Publication: Publisher, date of publication. page numbers. Medium. Series title (if applicable).

MLA Journal Article in a Database

Agar, Michael. “Telling It Like You Think It Might Be: Narrative, Linguistic Anthropology, and the Complex Organization.” Emergence: Complexity and Organization 7.3-4 (2005): 23+. Academic OneFile. Web. 26 June 2008.

Information to Include:

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal vol #.issue # (year): page numbers. Name of Database. Medium. date accessed.

MLA Website

Travel and Tourism Annual Data for South Carolina (2007). South Carolina Statistical Abstract. S.C. Budget and Control Board, Office of Research and Statistics. 2009. Web. 10 June 2009.

Information to Include:

Name of author/compiler. Title of the work. Title of the overall Web site if distinct from title of the work. Version if given. Publisher of Web site (if not given, use N.p.). Date of publication (if not given, use n.d.). Medium of publication. Date of access.

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