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    Which Bibiliographic Style to Use?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by shamrock838, Feb 28, 2009.

    Which Bibliographic Style to Use?

    I’m a nonfiction writer and am sometimes required to provide a bibliography with the final submission … be it a magazine article or a book … but not a dissertation.

    I’ve come across several bibliographic styles including: - University of Chicago … MLA … APA … and Turabian. Why the differences I wondered… and which style should I use? Or doesn’t it really matter that much for my purposes.

    Comments welcomed. Thanks.
     
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    I'm not expert on this of course, but in college, I was always requird to use APA style. That's because looking at them immediately showed how recent the source was, because the year is always placed right after the author's name or the title if you don't have an author.

    Hope that helped.
     
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    as long as it contains the requisite info and you're consistent, it doesn't really matter, unless the venue you're submitting to calls for a particular style...
     
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    Rei,

    Thanks for your reply ... succinct and it says it all.

    shamrock838
     

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