When formatting your Works Cited, remember T.A.D.I.
T: Times New Roman, 12 point font (the entire page)
A: Alphabetical order
D: Double spaced throughout
I: Indent after the first line.
MyBib.com is a citation manager that provides free citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago style. Create a new Project, then Add a Citation. Choose from website, book, journal, video, and more. If citing a database article, click on More and then Write/Paste. When you are ready to print your Works Cited or References page, click on Download Bibliography. Click here for handout. Watch the video!
Please use a citation after all direct quotes and after paraphrased information. Use a signal phrase before direct quotes.
Example: According to Simon Parker "Shakespeare continues to amaze us after centuries" (Parker).
Works with author and page numbers:
Works with an author and no page numbers:
Works without an author or page number. Enter a shortened title in quotes:
Bentley, Evie. "Seasonal Affective Disorder." Psychology Review, Sept. 1999, p. 18. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A79381597/GPS?u=mlin_c_montytech&sid=GPS&xid=20e557aa. Accessed 27 Nov. 2018.
Bradbury, Ray. The Illustrated Man . Simon & Schuster, 2012.
“Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).” Mayo Clinic, 25 Oct. 2016, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20364651. Accessed 27 Nov. 2018.
EXAMPLES OF COMMON MLA STYLE CITATIONS:
Print Book by a Single Author:
Benson, Jackson J. The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer: a Biography. Viking, 1984.
Parenthetical citation: (Benson 203).
Print Book by two or more authors:
Gielgud, John, and John Miller. Acting Shakespeare. Scribner, 1992.
Parenthetical citation: (Gielgud and Miller 54).
Print Magazine Article:
LaRoe, Lisa M. "LaSalle's Last Voyage." National Geographic May 1997: 72-83.
Parenthetical citation: (LaRoe 82).
"Adams, Abigail Smith." Notable American Women, 1607-1950. Vol.1. Belknap, 6-9.
Parenthetical citation: ("Adams, Abigail Smith" 9).
Slater, Barbara. "Interview with Mrs. Ross." Telephone interview. 13 Nov. 2009.
Parenthetical citation: (Slater).
Databases often provide the citation for you, but double-check for accuracy. If there is no author or date listed, leave it out. The example “date of download” below is September 30, 2011.
Database Article (originally a book source):
Kordich, Catherine J. Bloom's How to Write about John Steinbeck. Chelsea House, 2007. Bloom's Literary Reference Online. www.fofweb.com.
Accessed 30 Sept. 2011.
Parenthetical citation: (Kordich).
Database Article (directly written for the database-no author):
"Congo Republic." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 30 Sept. 2011. worldhistory.abc-clio.com. Accessed 30 Sept. 2011.
Parenthetical citation: ("Congo Republic").
Webpage with Author:
Landow, George P. "Wages and the Costs of Living." The Victorian Web: An Overview. 12 Dec. 2003. www.victorianweb.org. Accessed 30 Sept.
Parenthetical citation: (Landow).
Webpage with No Author, Month, or Day:
"In Search of Shakespeare." PBS. 2003. www.pbs.org/shakespeare. Accessed 30 Sept. 2011.
Parenthetical citation: (“In Search of Shakespeare”).
Image Found Online - If no artist or title listed, omit artist & describe work for a title:
Klee, Paul. Twittering Machine. 1922. Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Artchive. artchive.com/artchive/K/klee/twittering_machine.jpg.html.
Accessed 30 Sept. 2011.
Parenthetical citation: (Klee).
Online Video Clip:
Skitzles Commercial. Dir. Brendokeelo. 3 Dec. 2007. youtube.com/watch?v=2XXAQxpvHUc. Accessed 30 Sept. 2011.
Parenthetical citation: (“Skitzles Commercial”).