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14 - Citation Styles: What Do These Citations Look Like?

What do these Citations Look Like?

[Screen capture of the first page of the PDF of the article "Emotional Content of True and False Memories" by Cara Laney and Elizabeth F. Loftus]

A table showing the citation style on the left and an example of a properly formatted citation in that style on the right
Citation Style Format Example of Formatted Citation
MLA Format Laney, Cara and Elizabeth F. Loftus. "Emotional Content of True and False Memories." Memory, vol. 16, no. 5, 2008, pp. 500-16.
APA Format Laney, C. & Loftus, E. F. (2008). Emotional content of true and false memories. Memory, 16(5), 500-516. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658210802065939 
CSE Format Laney, C, Loftus EF. 2008. Emotional content of true and false memories. Memory. 16(5): 500-516.
Chicago Format Laney, Cara and Elizabeth  Loftus. 2008. "Emotional content of true and false memories." Memory 16, (5): 500-516.

For more information about citation styles, including how to read and understand the different parts of a citation, see the Citation Section in our Getting Started with Research guide.

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