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How to Write a Bibliography- MLA Style

Students in Grades 6-12 in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools follow the MLA style.


INTERNET RESOURCES- GOOGLE is NOT a Resource!  

Author (if known). "Title of page or document on it," date of document. Online. URL <http://www.address> Date of access.

Example
Clinton, Bill. "The Benefits of Net Day." Speeches of The President. Dec. 12, 1996. Online. <http://www.whitehouse.gov.> April 23, 1997.

IMAGES from INTERNET
Photographer's Last Name, First.(often not available) "Subject or Picture Title," Title of website. <http://www.address> Date of access.

Example
"Map of China," All About China. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/asia/china/> January 12, 2009.
 

PRINT RESOURCES

Use the exact form as shown in these examples. You may substitute the italics by underlining the title instead.

BOOK WITH ONE AUTHOR
Author. Title. City of publication: publisher, copyright date, pages used.

Example:
Steele, Heidi. How to Use the Internet. Emeryville, CA: Ziff-Davis Press, 1996, pp. 146-149.

BOOKS WITH TWO OR MORE AUTHORS
Author (last name, first name,) and second author (first and last name). If more than two, separate by using semicolon. Title. City of publication: publisher, copyright date, pages used.

Example:
Ingpen, Robert, and Philip Wilkinson. A Celebration of Customs and Rituals of the World. New York: Facts On File, 1996, p.159.

BOOK WITH NO AUTHORíS NAME GIVEN
Title. City of publication: publisher, copyright date, pages used.

xample
Chronicle of the Cinema. New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1995, pp. 123-156.

ANTHOLOGY or A BOOK WITH AN EDITOR
Original source citation followed by editor, ed., title. City of publication: publisher, copyright date, pages used.

Example
Morgan, Edwin. "Shambling Man," in New Statesman. Vol. LXX, No. 1795. Aug. 6, 1965, pp.191-92, Stine, Jean C. and Daniel G. Marowski, ed., Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 32. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1985, p. 50.

BOOK IN A SERIES SUCH AS SIRS, OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS, INFORMATION PLUS
Cite the original source and then make note of SIRS subject (for example), volume #, article #.

Example
Dorschner, John. "Swept Away: The Greatest Tragedy of Castroís Revolution May Be Lost at Sea," The Miami Herald. July 4, 1993, SIRS: Population, Vol. 5, Article 73.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE
"Article," Encyclopedia Name. Volume number, last copyright date, pages.

Example
"Ethiopia," World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 5, 1995, pp. 22-66.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Author (last name, first name.). "Article." Magazine. Date, pages.

Example
Tomey, Ingrid. "Stepping Out on Snowshoes." Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, Dec. 1996, pp. 23-89.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Author (last name, first name.). "Headline." Newspaper name, date of issue, section number, page number, column number.

Example
Peterson, Karen S. "States Flirt With Ways to Reduce Divorce Rate." USA Today, April 10, 1997, Sec. A, p.1.

VIDEO or DVD

"Title of video." Title of series (if applicable), producer, copyright date (if available).

Example:
Hoop Dreams. Kartemquin Films, 1995.

INTERVIEW
Last name, first name of person interviewed, personís title, and/or agency he/she represents. Place(building, city, state) and date of interview.

Example:
Yack, Tom, Canton Township Supervisor. Interview at Canton Township Hall, MI, August 21, 1996.

 


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