Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Evaluating Quality Web Sources: Citing Sources

This guide should help students properly evaluate web pages and their validity for research projects.

Citing Print Sources

Citing Web Sources


 "Librarians: Texas."  CareerOneStop. U.S. Dept. of Labor.

      2012. Web. 9 Jan. 2012.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online

United States. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      "Physical Therapist."  Occupational Outlook Handbook.

      2010-2011 ed. 17 Dec 2009. Web. 9 Jan. 2012.

 O*NET Online

"Summary Report for: 33-3051.01-Police Patrol Officers."

      O*Net Online. 2010. Web. 9 Jan 2012.


Citing Books 

Book by a Single Author

Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color is Your Parachute?

      A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.

      Berkeley: Ten Speed. 2011. Print.

 Book by Two or More Authors:

Landrum, R. Eric and Stephen F. Davis. The Psychology

      Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success.

      Boston: Prentice, 2010. Print

 An Article in a Reference Book

 Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

"Civil Engineers." Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.

      2nd ed. Chicago: Ferguson, 2003. Print.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

United States. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      "Graphic Designers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2010-2011 ed.

      Washington, D.C.: GPO, 2010. 312-314. Print.


"19-2-42.02 Geologists." O*NET: Dictionary of Occupational Titles.  

      3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN: Jist, 2004. 127. Print.


Dowd, Karen O., and Sherrie Gong Taguchi. Ultimate Guide to

      Getting the Career You Want : And What to Do Once You Have it.

      McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).

      Web. 9 Jan. 2012

Citing Articles

Online Magazine Article:

Sanburn, Josh. "Getting Yours." Time 19 December 2011: 25.

      Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 January 2012.

Online Journal Article:

Evans, Michael M., and Theresa Tulaney. "Professional Issues.

      Nurse Migration: What Is Its Impact?." MEDSURG Nursing 20.6

      (2011): 333-336. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Jan. 2012.




Use the this link to connect to your Noodle tools account.

Additional Citation Tutorials

Use these tutorials to help cite science sources more effectively 


Polytechnic School Libraries | 1030 E. California Blvd. | Pasadena, CA 91106 | 626-396-6441 |