## Basic examples

(I'm grateful to Terri Huston for providing me with explanations and
examples on which the following are based.)

- When citing your own
**paper** from another course or an assignment from
the same course:
Ramsey, Alice (2000, Fall). Locke's views on mathematical
truth. Unpublished manuscript, Carnegie Mellon
University, Nature of Reason.

(The last part is the name of the course for which the assignment was
submitted.)

- When citing a
**journal** article:
Wang, Hao (1957). The axiomatization of arithmetic. *Journal of
Symbolic Logic*, vol.22, no.2. pages 145-58.

- For citing the
**textbook**:
Barwise, Jon and John Etchemendy (1996). *The Language of First-Order
Logic*, Third revised and expanded edition, CSLI,
Stanford, CA.

- For citing
**materials** (i.e. Handouts, etc.) used in class:
Schlimm, Dirk (2002, January 28). Handout #1: Terminology for Proofs and
Arguments. Carnegie Mellon University, Nature of
Mathematical Reasoning.

- When citing a professor's idea or comment from
**lecture**:
Schlimm, Dirk (2002, February 4).
Lecture 9: On Proofs by Contradiction. Carnegie Mellon
University, Nature of Mathematical Reasoning.

- When referring to a
**conversation** with somebody:
Van Zandt, Steven (2000, April 26). Conversation with the author.

- To cite a
**webpage**:
O'Connor, J.J. and E. F. Robertson,
*Euclid of Alexandria*, The MacTutor History of
Mathematics
archive. http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/References/Euclid.html (Accessed March 4, 2002)

To practice a critical approach to information available on the web, here is a
Tutorial for
evaluating information on the web by Carnegie Mellon
University Libraries (takes 30 minutes).

- If they want to pull an idea from the
**popular media**, such as a TV
show or a film:
Sullivan, Ed (1964, June 6). The Ed Sullivan Show. CBS.

Instead of writing the year in brackets after the name, you can also
write it at the end of the citation (without brackets).

## More information

Please follow this link to David
Sztybel Teaching aids for more detailed explanations on
how to cite your sources (items 2 and 3).

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modified: 4/13/02