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Article from a print source:

   Tan, Hannah K., Gregory V. Jones, and Derrick G. Watson. "Encouraging the Perceptual Underdog: Positive Affective Priming of Nonpreferred Local-Global Processes. Emotion 9.2 (2009): 238-247. Print.

Article from an online database:

   Kiely, Robert, and Jim Askham. "Furnished Imagination: The Impact of Preservice Teacher Training on Early Career Work in TESOL." TESOL Quarterly 46.1 (2012): 496-518. Wiley Online Library. Web. 17 January 2013.

Article in an online-only journal:

   Blakeslee, Vanessa. "Ed Dyess, Hero of Agoloma Point, April 22nd, 1942." Segue 10 (2011): 4-12. Web. 17 January 2013.

Book (print) by a single author:

   Davies, Douglas. Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide. 3rded. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010. Print.

Book (print) by two or more authors:

   Babcock, Rebecca, Kellye Manning, Travis Rogers, Courtney Goff, and Amanda McCain. A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring, 1983-2006. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. Print.

Book accessed online:

   Newman, James. Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence. New York: Routledge, 2012. Kindle E-book.

Electronic-only book:

   Stevens, K. The Dreamer and the Beast. Online Originals. Web. 17 Jan. 2013.

Edited book or anthology:

   Bender, Courtney, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smidle, eds. Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Article or chapter in edited book or anthology:

   Vásquez, Manuel. A. "Grappling with the Legacy of Modernity: Implications for the Sociology of Religion." Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion. Eds. Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 23-42. Print.

Chapter in a volume in a series:

   Fairclough, Norman, and Ruth Wodak. "Critical Discourse Analysis." Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary Introduction: Vol. 2. Discourse as Social Interaction. Ed. Teun van Dijk. London: Sage, 1997. 258-284. Print.

Article in a reference book:

   "Childhood Conceptions of Literacy." Handbook of Children's Literacy. 2013. 11-30. Print.

Magazine article:

   Verini, James. "The Tunnels of Gaza." National Geographic Dec. 2012: 673-674. Web.

Newspaper article:

   Hennigan, W. J. "FAA Grounds Entire Fleet of Boeing 787s." Los Angeles Times 17 Jan. 2013: A1. Print.

Motion picture

   Argo. Ben Affleck, Dir., Time Warner. 2012. Film. 2013. 11-30. Print.


   "Ultimate Mars Challenge." Nova. Writ. and prod. Gail Willumsen. WGBH and Public Broadcasting Corporation, 2012. DVD.

Episode from a TV series

   "The Whale." The Office. NBC. 15 Nov. 2012. Television.

Music Recording

   Barks, Samantha. (2012). "On My Own." Les Misèrables. Universal Republic, 2012. CD.


   "Contributing Factors and Prevention." National Eating Disorders Association, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2013.

Blog post

   Germano, W. "Jack Lew's Signature." Lingua Franca, Chronicle of Higher Education. Web. 17 Jan. 2013.

E-mail message

   Ramirez, Zelda. Message to the author. 1 February 2013. E-mail.


   Ramirez, Zelda. Telephone interview. 1 February 2013.

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