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Recurring Reference Questions: Citing KSS Readings from Books Compiled by BU

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Example provided by Amy in the Writing Center

Thoreau, H. D.  (1849).  Civil disobedience.  Kirkpatrick Signature Series, Book 1 [Course Ebook]. Retrieved ​from


Explanation of Citation:

(Thoreau) The author of the reading is the Author of the reference.

(1849) The original date of the published reading (students may have to look this up)

(Civil Disobedience) The reading title.

(Kirkpatrick Signature Series, Book 1 [Course Ebook]). This is where the reading came from. Identify which book is being used.

(Retrieved from This is a copy and paste of the URL.