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Need help with citations?
If you have any questions about when or how to cite the sources you are using, please don't hesitate to ask any librarian! We're here to help you!
Like any other resource used in scholarship, zines should be cited. Use the information on this page or the guide for Citation Tools to get started.
Here are some tips for formatting your citations using MLA Style:
- In MLA style, a pamphlet, zine, or brochure is cited like a book.
- Include as much detail as possible, using the MLA's Core Elements.
- If your zine has no author, or if the author is "anonymous," begin your citation with the title of the zine. Pseudonyms, including online usernames, are usually given like regular author names.
- If your zine is part of a numbered series, indicate the issue number.
Last, First M. or Organization [if different than Publisher]. Zine Title. Publisher, Date.
Quick Guides to Commonly Used Citation Styles
Your librarians at Collins Library have prepared two-page overviews--with examples--for several commonly used citation styles.
The citation style you use typically depends on the academic discipline involved. Remember to always check with your professors first to find out which citation style they would like you to use!
Examples from the American Medical Association.
Examples from the American Psychological Association.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Provides access to the complete contents of the 17th, 16th, and 15th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style plus extra tools such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, and a quick guide to citation, and the Citation Quick Guide.