Indent 5 spaces or half an inch for the second and subsequent lines of citation. Examples of Bibliography Formats There are standards for documenting sources of information in research papers. If a book has no author or editor stated, begin with the title.
Citing two books by the same author: Write the first initial of the author, followed by a period. The New Oxford Annotated Version, 3rd ed.
Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" Burke 3. If the pamphlet you are citing has no author, cite as directed below. Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. You can use the Bibliography Worksheet to help you, just print out a few copies and take them with you to the library.
In-text citations for print sources with no known author When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name.
If there are three or more authors, list only the first author followed by the phrase et al. The New Globe Theatre, London.
Start with the title of the play. Book by a Corporate Author or Organization A corporate author may include a commission, a committee, a government agency, or a group that does not identify individual members on the title page.
Write the date, followed by a period. Hearing on the Geopolitics of Oil. Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article. Note that there is no period after the month.
A Work Prepared by an Editor Cite the book as you normally would, but add the editor after the title with the label, "Edited by" Bronte, Charlotte.
For such indirect quotations, use "qtd. Medium is no longer necessary. Example of a work in an anthology page numbers are for the entire essay or piece of work: Write "print," followed by a period if the book is a hardcopy.
If the article is accessed online, add Access date and URL at the end. For more information on the MLA format, see http: Latin for "and others" in place of the subsequent authors' names.
Publisher, Year of Publication. Republished Book Books may be republished due to popularity without becoming a new edition. Include other kinds of punctuation only if it is part of the title.
MLA Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. You can use the Science Buddies Bibliography Worksheet to help you.For other citation examples, see How to Write a Bibliography.
Note: It is generally not necessary to indicate volume and issue numbers for newspapers and magazines as the publication dates and pages make the articles easy to find. The MLA guidelines call for the bibliography to be called Works Cited. Science Buddies has summarized some of the most common MLA formats for your use: MLA Format Examples.
The APA guidelines call for the bibliography to be called the Reference List. Google Book Search The point of citing any source is to help your reader find it.
Citing a "database service" such as EBSCOhost is not specific enough, since different libraries may use EBSCOhost to deliver data to the users, but they may not subscribe to the same databases you used -- such as the MLA International Bibliography or JSTOR. A bibliography is a detailed list of research sources which have been used to write a paper.
College and other academic papers nearly always require a bibliography to be included at the end of the paper, citing all sources. If you are writing a paper for a college course and used books in your research, you will need.
Both books provide extensive examples, so it's a good idea to consult them if you want to become even more familiar with MLA guidelines or if you have a particular reference question.
Basic in-text citation rules. If you write a bibliography by hand, you should still underline the names of publications. But, if you use a computer, then publication names should be in italics as they are below. Always check with your instructor regarding their preference of using italics or underlining.Download