To begin, check out the guide below to MLA formatting for your citations. You can also download and print the MLA Format Guide for Works Cited.
This guide will help you figure out what information you need for your citation based on the type of source - book, magazine/newspaper/journal article, database article, website. Plus, it will show you what your citation should look like.
Sources in Print
Author's last name, first name. Title of book. City of publication: Publisher, Date of
Book with More Than One Author
Author's last name, first name, author's first name and last name [for as many authors as
Periodical (Newspaper, Magazine, Journal)
NOTE: Some periodicals (like newspapers and magazines) have a date (Day Month Year), while others (like journals) have volume and issue numbers.
Author's last name, first name. "Title of article." Title of Newspaper/Magazine. Day Month
Author's last name, first name. "Title of article." Title of Journal. Volume number. Issue
Author's last name, first name [if given]. "Title of page within the website." Title of
Full-text Article through an Online Database
NOTE: The citation is EXACTLY the same as the citation for the print version of the source, just adding on information about the database used.
Author's last name, first name [if given]. "Title of article." Title of Periodical. Day Month
Noodle what? Or maybe you are familiar with this super handy tool that helps you generate citations for your papers in the proper MLA format. You can also use it as a way to organize your notes with the Note Cards feature.
Click here for a guide to using NoodleTools.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Here you'll find guides for organizing your entire paper in MLA format, plus how to cite various sources including:
Here you'll find tons of free writing resources. Included are formatting and style guides, grammar and mechanics, internet literacy, ESL, job search and technical writing, and research. There are sections geared to writing for specific disciplines (e.g. experimental report writing in psychology) and forms (e.g. writing about poetry). This site provides the nuts and bolts needed to jump start any writing project.
HCPSS Writing Manual
Click on the link below to view/download the Howard County Public School's High School Writing Manual.
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Created by Randi Trzesinski 20 August 2009.
Modified 28 February 2012.