No matter how diligent you are, it's only a matter of time before you find a great source with incomplete information or more information than you know how to cite.
Welcome to the Citation Exceptions guide.
Here, broken down by format, then by type of exception, you will find what you need to be able to use that special source for your research paper or thesis.
More than six authors
List first one or two in alphabetical order by last name with et al. after.
A work not yet published
For year of publication put (in press).
No date of publication
For year of publication use (n.d.)
For a monthly publication
Use month and year for publication date.
For a weekly publication
Use full date - month, day and year.
List first one Last name, First Name and the second First Name Last Name in alphabetical order.
More than two authors
List first one Last name, First Name with et al. after.
List alphabetically the first word of the title other than a, an or the.
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