Loc. cit.

Loc. cit.

"Loc. cit." (Latin, short for "loco citato", meaning "in the place cited") is a footnote or endnote term used to repeat the title and page number for a given author. "Loc. cit." is used in place of ibid. when the reference is not only to the work immediately preceding, but also refers to the same page. "Loc. cit." is also used instead of "op. cit." when reference is made to a work previously cited and to the same page in that work. As such, "loc. cit." is never followed by volume or page numbers.

ample usage

* Example 1:

9. R. Millan, "Art of Latin grammar" (Academic, New York, 1997), p. 23.
10. "Loc. cit."

In the above example, the "loc. cit." in reference #10 refers to reference #9 in its entirety, including page number. Note that "loc. cit." is capitalized in this instance.

* Example 2:

9. R. Millan, "Art of Latin grammar" (Academic, New York, 1997), p. 23.
10. G. Wiki, "Blah and its uses" (Blah Ltd., Old York, 2000), p. 12.
11. Millan, "loc. cit."

In the second example, the "loc. cit." in reference #11 refers to reference #9, including page number.

ee also

* Bibliography
* Ibid.
* Op. cit.
* MLA style


* [http://www.olinda.com/Art/footnotes.htm Conventions in footnoting for essays, papers and books] by Werner Hammerstingl, 1998.
* [http://www.nongnu.org/bibulus/bibcit.html Introduction to bibliographies and citation styles]

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