MLA Style for Citing Print and Electronic Works
Soquel High School Library—Revision of Cabrillo College Library’s Citation Guide
A more detailed version available at Cabrillo College Library website.
· Books, one author
Author. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Publication year. Print.
Welch, James. Winter In Blood. New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Print.
· Books, two+ authors
Author, and Author. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Publication year.Print.
Jakobson, Roman, and Linda R. Waugh. The Sound and Shape of Language. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1979. Print.
· Encyclopedia articles, signed and unsigned
Author (if any). "Title of article." Title of Encyclopedia. Place of publication: Publisher, Publication year. Print.
" Ping Pong." Encyclopedia Americana. 1996 ed. Print.
Sapir, Edward. "Communication." Encyclopedia of Social Science. New York: Macmillan, 1930 ed. Print.
· Magazine articles
Author. "Title of article." Title of Magazine. Date of issue: page-page. Print. (with and without an author)
Griffin, Katherine. "Rebel Against a Sedentary Life." Health. Apr 1999: 82-88. Print.
"Charting the Terrain of Touch." Smithsonian. June 2000: 38-48. Print.
· Newspaper articles
Author. "Title of article." Title of Newspaper Date of issue, edition (if any): page-page. Print.
(or page+ for non-consecutively paginated articles—with and without an author)
Loke, Margarett. "Dark Side of New York From The Daily News." New York Times 31 Mar 2000: B34. Print.
" BART Tax Vote is Likely." San Jose Mercury News 2 June 2000: 1A+. Print.
Automated citation generators can assist you in preparing your Works Cited or Bibliography page. You will need all of the information listed above for each type of citation. At each web site you will be prompted to insert the bibliographic information(such as author, title, etc.). Then you will "submit" the information and you will be given back your information in the MLA or APA format (with all of the correct punctuation). You can then copy and paste this information into your Works Cited or Bibliography page.
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(Remember: when putting together your Work Cited
or Bibliography page, your entries should be alphabetical by the
first letters of each entry.)
You are encouraged to include urls only if the information given does not lead the reader to easily find the source.
· Web sites
Author (if given). Title of Page. Editor (if given). Version number (if given), date of page or last update, and any sponsoring organization name. Web. Date of access.
Fung, Karen. Africa: South of the Sahara. Web. 5 June 2000.
McHenry Library Instructional Services. Deborah Murphy. 4 January 2000. University of California, Santa Cruz. Web. 5 June 2000.
Trendwatch. Web. 5 June 2000.
· Encyclopedia/Dictionary articles
Author (if any). "Article title." Title of Publication. Editor (if any). Electronic publication information, including version number, date of page or last update,and any sponsoring organization name. Web. Date of access.
Lachnit, Edwin. "Schiele, Egon". Grove Dictionary of Art. Turner, Jane. Apr 2000. Web. 5 Jun 2000
"Mississippi River." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Web. 5 June 2000
· Journals and Magazines
Author. "Article title." Title of publication. Volume no., issue, or other (Publ. date): Page range or total pages. Database name (if any). Name and location of library (for titles in databases). Web. Date of access
Davis, P.A. "Upstream Battle for Survival Draws Support for Salmon." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 49 (9 Mar. 1991) :602-603. EBSCOhost. Soquel High School Library, Soquel, CA. Web. 5 June 2000.
Okrent, Daniel. "Twilight of the Boomers." Time Magazine. 155.24 (12 June 2000). Web. 5 June 2000.
Author (if any). "Article title." Title of newspaper. Volume no., issue, or other Publication date: Page range or total pages. Database name (if any). Name and location of library (for titles in databases). Web. Date of access.
Cooper, Helene. "On China Trade Bill, Business Shows It Learned Lesson." Wall Street Journal. Eastern edition. 19 May 2000: A20. ProQuest National Newspapers. Cabrillo College Library, Aptos, CA. Web. 5 June 2000.
Holbrook, Stett. "Watsonville Rolls Ahead With Skatepark Plans." Santa
Cruz County Sentinel. 27 May 2000. Web. 5 June 2000.
(Remember: when putting together your Work Cited or Bibliography page, your entries should be alphabetical by the first letters of each entry.)
School High School Updated 4/09
Page last updated 4/09 by Madeline Britton, Librarian