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MLA Citation Guidelines

 

Format of Works Cited Section

·          Type the page number in the upper right-hand corner, one half inch from the top of the page.

·          Center the title Works Cited an inch from the top.  Double space before the first entry.

·          Begin each entry flush with the left margin.  If the entry runs more than one line, indent additional lines five spaces.

·          Double space each entry; also double-space between entries.

·          List each entry alphabetically by the author’s last name.  If there is no author, use the first word of the title (disregard A, An, The)

(Sebranek, Meyer, and Kemper 198)

 

BOOK 

Author.  Title of Book. City of Publication:  Publisher, Copyright date.

Milios, Rita.   How To Make Good Choices. New York:  Rosen Publishers, 1992.

BOOK BY TWO OR MORE PERSONS 

Authors.  Title of Book. City of Publication:  Publisher, Copyright date.

Barkin, Carol, and Elizabeth James.  How to Write Great School Reports.  New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books, 1983.

 

BOOK - NO AUTHOR GIVEN 

Title of Book.  City of Publication:  Publisher, Copyright date.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, 1997. 

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLE 

Author.  “Title of Article.”  Name of Magazine  Date of Publication:  Page number.

Van Biema, David. "Beyond the Sound Barrier."  Time  3 October 1994: 66-67. 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 

Author.  “Title of Article.”  Name of Newspaper.  Date of Publication, Section: Page number.

Priest, Dana.  "Kosovo Plan Calls for 4,000 U.S. Troops." Washington Post. 14 February 1999,  sec. A: 1. 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE 

“Title of Article.”  Name of Encyclopedia.  Edition Year.

"Civil War."  World Book Encyclopedia.  1998 ed.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE  ONLINE 

“Title of Article.”  Name of Encyclopedia.  Information Supplier. Access date. URL

"George Washington."  World Book Online. World Book, Inc. 16 November 2000.  http://www.worldbookonline.com/.  

 

REFERENCE DATABASES ONLINE 

“Title of Article."  Name of Database.  Access date.  Database supplier.  Web address of main page.

"From Dots and Dashes to Digital."  SIRS Discoverer.  10 May 2001.  SIRS.  <http://sks.sirs.com>.

"Benjamin Franklin."  Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated.  12 March 2001.  H.W. Wilson. <http://vnwev.hwwilsonweb.com>.

 

INTERNET ARTICLE 

Author (if available).  “Title of Article.”  Online.  Access date.  Web address.

"Welcome to the White House."  Online.  4 April 2001.   <http://www.whitehouse.gov/>.

AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL 

Title.  Type of media.  City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright date.

The Scientific Method.  Videorecording.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1993.  

 

INTERVIEW 

Person interviewed.  Type of interview.  Date of interview.

Turner, Ted.  Telephone interview.  12 September 1999.

 

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