Citing Senior Projects

Cal Poly Senior Projects prior to Fall 2009 are available on microfiche, while Senior Projects from Fall 2009 and later are hosted digitally online at the DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Most major styles require different handling of the two formats.

See examples below for citing Senior Projects according to APA, MLA and Turabian style.

APA

Before Fall 2009 (Following APA 6th ed., p. 207)

Gold, T. (1999). Library usage and student GPA: The missing link to academic success. (Unpublished senior project). California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

After Fall 2009 (Following APA 6th ed., p. 207)

Lossing, C. B. (2010). Childhood obesity: Prevention & intervention. (Senior project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/psycdsp/10/

MLA

Before Fall 2009: (Following MLA 7th ed., p. 180 and p. 207)

Garcia, Hector. "To Be and Not to Be: Quantum Politics in the New Millenium." Senior project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2001. Microform.

After Fall 2009 (Following MLA 7th ed., p. 187)

Cunningham, Tierney, "An Abridged Visual History of Graphic Design." Senior project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2009. DigitalCommons@Calpoly. Web. 21 Aug. 2010.

Turabian (Following Turabian 7th ed., p. 194)

Before Fall 2009

First note form:

3. Hector Garcia, "To Be and Not to Be: Quantum Politics in the New Millenium" (senior project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2001), 12.

Bibliography:

Garcia, Hector. "To Be and Not to Be: Quantum Politics in the New Millenium." Senior project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2001.

After Fall 2009

First note form:

4. Tierney Cunningham, "An Abridged Visual History of Graphic Design" (senior project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2009), 12, in DigitalCommons@CalPoly, http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/artsp/29(accessed August 17, 2010).

Bibliography:

Cunningham, Tierney, "An Abridged Visual History of Graphic Design." Senior project, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2009. In DigitalCommons@CalPoly, http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/artsp/29/ (accessed August 17, 2010).

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