Citing Beyond Intractability, CRInfo, and MOOS Resources

 

Many users have asked us about the proper procedure for citing our materials. The answer depends on what style guide you are using. Common style gudies are MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Assocation), and Chicago.

Those three styles are illustrated below:

MLA: 

General format/sequence:

RESOURCE-AUTHOR-LAST-NAME, RESOURCE-AUTHOR-FIRST-NAME. "RESOURCE-TITLE." Beyond Intractability. Ed. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess. Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. DATE.
<RESOURCE-URL>.

For example:

Barbanti, Olympio. "Development and Conflict Theory." Beyond Intractability. Ed. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess. Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. 1 Jun 2005. 
<http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/development-conflict-theory>.

Note: MLA no longer requires the use of URLS in citations because URLS often change, which is true. However, Beyond Intractability urls have stayed the same for fifteen years, and we fully intend to maintain them for much more than that, so we ask that you included them.  If included, they should go in brackets at the end of the citation, as above.

APA

General format/sequence:

Author. (Date published if available; n.d.--no date-- if not). Title of article. Title of web site .

Retrieved date. From URL.

For example:
Barbanti, Olympio. (1 Jun 2005)."Development and Conflict Theory." Beyond Intractability. Retrieved January 13, 2010 from <http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/development-conflict-theory>.

CHICAGO

General format:
Author, Webpage title. date/year published, URL (date accessed )
-- quotes " " parentheses ( )

For example:

Barbanti, Olympio. "Development and Conflict Theory." June, 2005. <http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/development-conflict-theory> (Accessed January 13, 2010)