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SWG222: Gender, Law and Policy: Citation Style

Fall 2021, C. Baker

Citation and Bibliography Entries (advice from your professor)

Please use a consistent citation style (MLA, APA, CMS).  For citation help, visit http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/ (Research & Documentation Online)

If you use legal cases, cite them as follows: 

Case name, reporter number--reporter name abbreviated--page number (court, date)

For example:

Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986).
Ellison v. Brady, 924 F. 2nd 872 (9th Cir. 1991).

Sample Annotation:

Goldschneider, F. K., Waite, L. J., & Witsberger, C. “Nonfamily Living and the Erosion of Traditional Family Orientations Among Young Adults.” American Sociological Review, 51 (1986): 541-554.

The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families.

[Then describe how you plan to use the source in your paper].

More Help with Citing Sources

Citing Sources (Duke University Library) Guides for Turabian, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, and APA. Includes examples of types of works cited, plus information on when to cite and avoiding plagiarism.

Up-to-date style guides and more help are available at the Reference Desk in Neilson library, or use Smith's Citation Guides & Style Manuals help pages.