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FYS: Reimagining Ancient Women (2021)

A guide for students in Professors Van Eerden and Salowey's first-year seminar, created by librarian Maryke Barber

Citation Examples: Reference

Article in a Dictionary or Encyclopedia:

Dräger, Paul.  “Circe.” In Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, Vol. 3, eds. Hubert Cancik and Helmut Schneider, 347-349. Leiden: Brill, 2002.


Last name of article author, First Middle. “Title of the Article.” In Title of Reference Book, Vol. #, ed. First & last name of first editor and First & Last name of second editor, page ##-##. City of publisher: Name of publisher, year.

Citation Examples: Ancient Sources

When to Cite

Cite the information if:

  • You use or describe specific information you have taken from a source
    (as Andrea del Verrocio's pupil Leonardo da Vinci studied in a collaborative environment, sometimes even working with Verrocio himself (Shneiderman, 112).)

  • You refer to a theory or idea from a source
    (Shneiderman believes that collaborative learning increases positive outcomes(224).

  • You  include any image (picture, table, graph) from a source.

You don't need to cite a source if:

  • The information you use is common knowledge
    (There are two main types of elephants, Asian and African).

  • The information you use can be easily found and verified by most people
    (Abraham Lincoln was 56 years old when he was assassinated)