What type of material did your source come from? In using the phrase “material type”, we are specifically referring to the format in which your source is presented. It is imperative that you keep track of the format in which you found your source, as different types of material often require different citation elements.
- Book Chapters vs. Blog Entries
- Book citations sometimes include the city of publication,
- Blog entries rarely include this information.
- Edited Books vs. Journal Articles
- Books with editors (usually collections of essays, plays, poetry, etc.) require that you credit both the editor and the author of the chapter that you have used.
- Journal articles have editors’ as well, but article citations do not include the editor’s name.
- Online Articles vs. e-Book Chapters
- Some citation styles require that you include the date on which you accessed an online article or website.
- e-Book citations do not include such information.
- Monographs vs. Anthologies
- Monographs are books for which the entire publication was written by an author or a group of authors. They require that you cite the title of the book only, not the title of the chapter that you are quoting from,
- Anthologies are collections of essays, plays, poetry, and other forms of original work which have been written by a group of different people. They require that you cite the title of both the anthology and the title of the chapter from which you are quoting.