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Make sure to cite all sources, using the author-date style (e.g., Smith, 1999), in the text. In your references, include the following when providing the full citation:

  • Author(s) (if unavailable, then editors)
  • Date
  • Title(s) (book, chapter, periodical, article, as applicable)
  • City and state of publisher (if book)
  • Publisher (if book)
  • Volume and issue numbers (if periodical)
  • Page numbers (if periodical)

Whenever possible, include links to cited works.

We will format all citations according to OVC guidelines once we receive your document; we would appreciate receiving a consistent citation style to speed up the formatting process. It is imperative that complete and accurate citations are provided. Incomplete information will delay the publication of your product.

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