MLA Guide

 

Online Bibliography Tools

The websites below do a nice job of generating citations - check them out and decide which one works best for you!

Son of Citation Machine

BibMe

NoodleTools Express

_____________________________________________________

The OWL at Purdue

This is (in my Mrs. Kunz's humble opinion) THE BEST place on the Internet to help with bibliographies!  Especially when you are dealing with websites (scroll down and click on Number 9 - Electronics Sources).  Click on the Icon above to connect to the OWL at Purdue.

_____________________________________________________

EasyBib

MLA and APA bibliography formatting

This website helps you to generate a bibliography in  MLA format by typing in your information.  (Be sure to proofread what is generated - it is only as accurate as you are).  Click on the icon above to connect to EasyBib.

 

_____________________________________________________

MLA Guidelines
CHS Library Media Center

The following are examples of correct bibliographic citations as directed by MLA.  
Follow the order and punctuation of the examples exactly.
Book
Author's name (last name first).  Title of Book.  City:  Publisher, Year.
Boyle, Robert.  The Hudson River.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1979.
Periodical Article
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Title of the Magazine day month
	year:  pages.
Reilly, Rick.  "A Great Run."  Sport Illustrated 30 December 1996: 28-32.
Newspaper Article
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Name of the Newspaper  day
	month year: pages.
Swisher, Kara.  "Old World, New Frontier in Cyberspace."  Washington Post 12
	December 1995: C1.
CD-ROM
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Name of CD-ROM.
	Edition/Version.  CD-ROM.  City: Publisher, Year.
"Librarian."  Occupational Outlook Handbook.  1996-1997 Edition.  CD-ROM. 
	Washington: U.S. Department of Labor, 1996.  
Encyclopedia
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Name of Encyclopedia, Year.
Reiskind, Jonathan.  "Spider."  Academic American Encyclopedia, 1994.
Videotape
Title of the Video.  Videotape.  Producer/Writer Name.  Distributor, year.  Length in
	minutes.
Offensive Basketball.  Videotape.  Prod. Thomas White.  Championship Books and
	Video Productions, 1987.  30 minutes.
Website
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Title of the Website.  Document Publication date.
	Date Document Accessed <URL>.
Walker, Janice.  "WWW Sites."  MLA-Citation of Sources.  5 June 1995. 28 March 1997 <http://www.cas.usf.edu/>. 
	
Database Article
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Title of the Magazine day month
	year:  pages.  Online.  Name of Databse.  CHS Library, Catskill, NY.  Date viewed. 
	http://instruct.neric.org/chslmc
Smith, Thomas.  "John Gotti."  Newsweek  30 December 2002: 111.  Online.  Ebscohost. CHS
	Library, Catskill, NY.  January 2, 2003. http://instruct.neric.org/chslmc
Article or Essay in a Book
Author's name (last name first).  "Title of the Article."  Title of Book.  Ed. name of editor. 
 	City: 	Publisher, Year.  Pages.
Bigart, Homer.  "U.S. Military Buildup in Vietnam."  The Vietnam War.  Ed. Diane Yancey. 
	San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001. 55-61. 

 

Downloading Bibliography Sheets

Click on the type of resource below to download a PDF version of the Bibliography sheet.

 

Article or Essay in a Book Book Encyclopedia
Website Database Article  

 

Parenthetical Citation

It is important to acknowledge using an idea or a quote found during the research process. 
If you include the idea or quote in your final paper you must cite your source using 
parenthetical citation.  When using parenthetical citation be sure to point to a specific
source listed in the works cited and identify the location of the borrowed information as
clearly as possible.
 
Sample:
"In the time of the Indians, two creeks ran to the Hudson and East Rivers from Collect 
Pond and a marsh on Canal Street" (Boyle 36).
 
Always put the first item of the bibliography (usually the author's last name), a space 
and then the page number in parenthesis followed by the period.  
(Smith 10). / (last name _ page #).
 

Home