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  The last page of every entry includes a table of information to assist in writing bibliographical references. Standards for Internet citations vary widely and are evolving. As a result, no single citation style is always correct.

Two commonly used formats are those of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

MLA Style

Most publications in Literature, English, and many of the Humanities require the use of MLA style. Individual publications, editors, academic disciplines or professors may have specific citation requirements, but when none are offered, we recommend that an MLA style reference to a glbtq entry include:

1. The author’s name
2. The title of the entry
3. The title of the work
4. The name of the General Editor
5. The date of publication
6. The date on which the glbtq entry was accessed
7. The URL of the first page of the entry enclosed in angle brackets

Here, for example, is an MLA style citation that refers to glbtq’s entry on Fashion.

Cole, Shaun. “Fashion.” glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Culture. Claude J. Summers, ed. Sept. 10, 2002. Accessed on December 14, 2002. <http://www.glbtq.com/arts/fashion.html>

APA Style

APA style is used in Psychology and in many of the Social Sciences. As with MLA style, some editors and professors have specific citation requirements, but when none are offered, glbtq recommends that an APA style reference to a glbtq entry include:

1. The name of the author
2. The year of publication in parentheses
3. The title of the entry
3. The name of the General Editor
4. The name of the work
5. The type of web page
7. The URL of the first page of the entry

This example refers to glbtq’s entry on Fashion using APA style.

Cole, Shaun (2002). “Fashion.” In Claude J. Summers, ed., glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Culture. [On-line Encyclopedia] URL http://www.glbtq.com/arts/fashion.html

 

   

 

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