For reference lists, generally follow CMoS, but don’t use quotation marks to set off a title. Note: Simpler is better when formatting reference citations and consistency within a single list is crucial. If CMoS doesn’t have an exact example to follow for a particular type of publication, find an example that is approximate and mimic that.

The point of each entry in a reference list is to make sure a reader can find that reference. Therefore, it is more important that an entry be complete rather than styled exactly like another entry.

Note, the possibility that a reference may not be easily available (because of a paywall situation, limited distribution, etc.) is not a reason to avoid citing it.

WSU Extension will not publish papers that do not cite references where necessary.