EducationCitation Type Decision Tree
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The most difficult part of citing sources is often deciding what type of source it is. The decision tree, will help you decide which type of source you are using, so that you know which type of citation format to use.

                 
 
 
Was the complete text of the item a physical item or is it found online?
 
 

NO



NO


YES



 
Print Source
 
Online Source
 









 
How often is the item published?
 
 
 









Daily or Monthly
Quarterly or Once a Year
Only Once
 
 









 
 
Written by an author(s) or complied by an editor(s)?
 
 









 
 
Editor(s)
Author(s)
 









 
 
Use "Physical, Chapter in an Edited Book".
Use "Use Physical, Book".