Locating Reference Information

Having trouble locating reference information?

As you’ll learn in this section of Citation & Documentation, part of writing within a particular documentation style, such as APA or MLA, is building a References or a Works Cited list with full publication information. But what happens when you’re looking at your sources and just are not sure where to find all the necessary information like publication dates, volume numbers for journal articles, edition numbers, and the like?

The following images include helpful notes about locating publication information you’ll need to build your References or Works Cited lists. Select the thumbnail image below to view a larger image with the notes.

Print Book (title/author/publisher)

Print Book


Print Book (date of publication)

Print Book (date of publication)


Journal Article from a Database

A picture of a database article with where the information is called out.


Online Journal Article

A picture of an online journal article with the information called out.



A picture of a webpage with important information called out.


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