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Zine Library: How to Cite a Zine

Zines at the Douglas College Library, Zine resources and distros for zinesters,

MLA

  • In MLA style, a pamphlet, Zine or brochure is cited like a book (p. 174, MLA Handbook, 2009)
  • Include as much detail as possible.
  • If your Zine has no author, or if the author is "anonymous" begin your citation with the title of the Zine.
  • If your Zine has no date use n.d.
  • If your Zine has no place of publication use N.p.
  • If your Zine has unknown publisher (and most are self published) use n.p.

General Form

Last, First M. or Organization [if different than Publisher].ZineTitle. Place: Publisher, Date. Medium.

MLA (Print with Author)

McPherson, Cathy. Responding to the Abuse of People with Disabilities. Toronto: Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped, 1990. Print.

MLA (Print no specific author)

Zine title. Place: Publisher, Date. Print.

Much Ado about Zines. Seattle: n.p., n.d. Print.

MLA (Online)

Modern Language Association. Language Study in the Age of Globalization: The College-Level  Experience. New York: MLA, n. d. MLA. MLA. Web. 24 July 2009.

APA

APA - print

Research and Training Center on Independent Living. (1993). Guidelines for reporting and  writing about    people with disabilities (4th ed. ) [Brochure]. Lawrence, KS: Author.

APA – online

Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange. (2012). Hepatitis C: Treatment options   [Brochure].    Retrieved from http://library.catie.ca/pdf/ATI-70000s/70022.pdf

Chicago Style

Chicago Style - print

Outsmarting Crime: A Guide to Safer Living. Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission,    1990.

1. Outsmarting Crime: A Guide to Safer Living (Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, 1990), 3.

Chicago Style – online

Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange, Hepatitis C: Treatment Options, accessed April 11,    2012, http://library.catie.ca/pdf/ATI-70000s/70022.pdf

2. Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange, “Hepatitis C: Treatment Options,” accessed April 11, 2012, http://library.catie.ca/pdf/ATI-70000s/70022.pdf

Treat a pamphlet as you would a book. (See p. 756, Chicago Manual of Style, 2010)