Cite a book or article

Follow these steps to cite a book or article.

  1. Search for a book by keyword, title, or author.

    In this example, we searched for the title Head First HTML and CSS.

  2. Let’s click the title of the first result — Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML.

    Cite a book

  3. On the right side of the screen, click Cite.

    Cite a book

    The Citation Format section appears.

  4. Copy the citation in the format you need to use for your paper.

For more information about citations and paper style formats, see our Paper Styles page.