Template:Reference Title Help
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- Used when a single author or authors wrote the entire book. The reference title should match the book title.
e.g.- Where the Wild Things Are
- Used when citing a review of a book. The reference title should include "Review of the book:" followed by the book title.
e.g.- Review of the book: Where the Wild Things Are
- Most commonly used for edited books, where each chapter or section is written by a different author and the collective work is put together by an editor. A separate reference should be created for each chapter that is cited from the edited book. When citing a book section it is preferred to cite both the author and editor. The reference title should list the book title and the book section or chapter, separated by a semicolon. (Book Title; Book Section)
e.g.- Zombies vs. Unicorns; Princess Prettypants
- Conference papers are cited much like a book section. It is likely that conference papers will contain both authors and editors. The reference title should be the same as the conference paper title.
- Used for citing conference proceedings. Proceedings may be published or unpublished. It is important to note which - for unpublished proceedings, use the date of the conference instead of a publication date. Proceedings may also contain authors and editors. The reference title should contain the name of the overall proceedings, typically the title of a paper or book.
- Used when citing an article from a journal. Other forms of periodicals should use the periodical document type. The reference title should match the journal article title. Only the first word of the title and proper nouns or acronyms should be capitalized. The journal title will be entered separately in the form.
- Used to cite poster presentations at conferences and meetings. The reference title should match the poster title or poster session.
- Used for citing reports, most commonly research and technical reports. The reference title should match the report title.
- Used for citing websites and online specific resources. If the title is not available on the page, check for the title in the browser tab, the top of the browser window (referred to as the browser's window chrome) or within the URL. The title tag may also be found by viewing the code or source of the webpage.
- The website document type may not be appropriate for all sources found on the internet, in some cases the other document types may be a better fit. Most peer reviewed and published materials can be found on the internet, but are most appropriately cited using the document type that matches the work/material. All document types contain a URL field, so if it is found online, a link can be still be provided.
- The general document type should only be used if no other document type matches the reference type. The reference title should match the title of the material.
- Used for citing business memorandums. The reference title should match the title or subject of the memorandum.
- Used for citing reoccurring works, such as newspapers, magazines, bulletins, etc. For journals, please use the document type of Journal. The reference title should match the title of the article. The periodical title will be entered separately in the form.
- Used for citing communication between two parties, such as email. The reference title should include the name of the author followed by personal communication and the date in parentheses.
e.g.- Princess Prettypants (personal communication, February 25, 2014)
- Used for citing graphics, maps, charts, images. etc. The reference title should match the title or name of the graphic. Click the list below to see available types.
- Technical Illustration
- Network Graphic
- Statistical Graphic
- Time-Series Graphic
- Used for citing a thesis or dissertation. The reference title should match the title of the thesis or dissertation.
Legal Hearing or Document
- Used for citing legal cases, hearings or documents. When citing the case itself the reference title should match the case name. For criminal cases use the format: petitioner v. defendant. For civil cases use the format: plaintiff v. respondent.
e.g.- Marbury v. Madison
- When citing other legal documents, such as: bills, briefs, court orders, records, regulations or statutes the reference title should match the title of the legal document. examples- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Senate Bill 5936, FTC Credit Practices Rule or U.S. Constitution amend. XIV sect. 2
- Used to cite case studies. The reference title should match the case study title.
- Used to cite or connect to forms, such as: applications, certificates, surety/bond agreements, etc. The reference title should match the title or name of the form.
- Used to cite various guidance documents, such as: checklists, guide books, instructions, etc. The reference title should match the title or name of the guidance document.
Land Use Plan
- Use to cite Land Use Plans (LUP). The reference title should match the name of the plan.