MLA Style guide sample bibliography template

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The MLA Style or the Modern Language Association style is frequently used in the humanities, for instance in literature and language style papers and essays. It is relatively easy compared to the other styles such as APA and Chicago. MLA style is used to link information within the body of a paper to a listing of works cited, or bibligraphy, at the end of the essay. Your teacher can tell you which style to use, but MLA is often accepted. You can also check out APA Style Guide samples here.


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MLA Style Guide Sample Bibliography

When you cite information within the body of your paper, write the last name of the author, a comma, then the page number it was published on. Use a p followed by a period to signify page number. Put it all in parentheses. If it's at the end of a sentence, put a period after the parentheses. It should look like this:

(Galvez, 2005, p. 49).

To build your bibliography

1. Start with a new page. Label the page as Bibliography or Works Cited.

2. Indent the first line of each entry. Press the tab button once or hit the space bar 5 times to get the right spacing. The second line or third line of each entry should not be indented. Single space each entry, but put a line between each entry.

3. Your bibliography should be ordered alphabetically using the last name of the authors. So the book or article with an author with the last name Anderson would go first, follow by the writer with the last name Bellinger, and so on. If there is no author listed, use the first word of the title of the book. Ignore articles such as the, a and an.

4. Use a normal font with no special emphasis unless otherwise noted.

5. Follow each direction for using a period, a colon, parentheses or other punctuation.


Examples

1. Basic format: Book, one author

      Author's last name, first name. Title of book, volume number if applicable, page numbers used. City where it was published: Name of publisher, year published.

Sample: Book, one author

      Galvez, Alan, Jr. The dust bowl of Africa: Agriculture in the Sahel, 22-35, 38, 55-58, 92. Johannesburg: Sommerset Press, 2005.


2. Basic format: Book, multiple authors

      Author's last name, first name, next author's (as listed in book) last name, first name, and final author's last name, first name. Title of book, volume number if applicable, page numbers used. City where it was published: Name of publisher, year published.

Example: Multiple authors

      Brown, Paula, Eddings, Joanne, and Matting, Frank, III. (2008). Chronology of British Elizabethan poetry. New York: Schafter and Helmand, Inc.


1. Basic format: Book, essay, book chapter or article from book

      Author's last name, first name. "Title of Article". Title of book, volume number if applicable, page numbers used. City where it was published: Name of publisher, year published.

Sample: Book, essay, book chapter or article from book

      Galvez, Alan, Jr. "Subsistence Farming in Niger". The dust bowl of Africa: Agriculture in the Sahel, 22-35, 38, 55-58, 92. Johannesburg: Sommerset Press, 2005.


4. Basic format: Articles in Periodicals or Scholarly Journals

      Author's last name, first name. "Article name." Title of Journal with Capitalized Words, volume number if applicable, page numbers. Day Month Year published.

p>Example: Articles in Periodicals or Scholarly Journals

      Sohn, Gary. "China's new commuter." Journal of Population Sciences, Vol. 25, (5), 23-45. 22 Oct 2010.


5. Basic format: Article on Website

      Last name of author, first name (if known). "Title of article." Day month year published. Month day year accessed (URL of site).

Sample: Article on website

      Brown, Michelle. "The signs of anorexia in teens." 14 March 2009. 23 Jan. 2010 (http://www.nihss.gov/eatingdisorders/teens/Brown).



6. Basic format: Newspaper articles

     "Title of article." Name of newspaper Day month year published, page number. ##.

Sample: Newspaper articles

     "Pulawnee County cancer rates increase." The Augusta Herald 22 April 2005, A3.


7. Basic format: Online newspaper articles

     "Title of article." Name of newspaper Day month year published. Day month year accessed (URL of website).

Sample: Online newspaper articles

     "Pulawnee County cancer rates increase." The Augusta Herald Online Edition 22 April 2005. 7 Aug. 2010 (http://www.augustheraldpnline.com).


8. Basic format: Electronic Journal Article From a Database

      Author's last name, first initial of first name. "Article name." Title of Journal with Capitalized Words, volume number if applicable (year of publication). Day Month Year retrieved from database (URL of electronic database or name of database).

Sample: Electronic journal from a database

      Browning, Carol. "French-Canadians and the Mill culture." Inside Diversity 6.2 (2007) 15 May 2010 (http://www.internationalscjournal.org/weblinks/pdf).



9. Basic format: A lecture, speech, address or reading

      Speaker's last name, first name. "Title of presenation." Title of forum or event where presented. Specfic location of presentation, city. Day and month. Year of presentation.

Example: A lecture, speech, address or reading

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      Thebier, Eva. "Breastfeeding beyond the first year." Women's Reproductive Health Gala. Washington, D.C. Gladwell Convention Center, Washington, D.C. 30 July, 2008.

10. Basic format: Cartoon

      Author's last name, first name. "Name of cartoon." Cartoon. Publication name day month abbreveiated year: page number.

Example: Cartoon

      Wong, Bethany. "City Cats." Cartoon. New Jersey Herald 12 Jan. 2002: D16.


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