MLA Citation Guide
BOOK WITH ONE AUTHOR
Last Name, First Name. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Date. Medium.
Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: Putnam, 2001. Print.
BOOK WITH TWO AUTHORS
Last Name, First Name and First Name Last Name. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Date. Medium.
McDonald, Elizabeth and David Giovanni. A History of Independent Schools. Boston: Little Brown, 1993. Print.
ONLINE DATABASE ARTICLE
"Title of Entry." Title of Database. Sponsor or Corporation, Date of last update. Medium. Date of Access.
"Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2010. Web. 17 Feb. 2010.
PRINT ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Entry.” Title of Encyclopedia. Edition. Date. Medium.
Posner, Rebecca. "Romance Languages." The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Macropaedia. 15th ed. 1987. Print.
PRINT MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine Date: page. Medium.
Lord, Lewis. "There's Something about Mary Todd." US News and World Report 19 Feb. 2001: 53. Print.
PRINT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper Date: Page. Medium.
Brummitt, Chris. "Indonesia's Food Needs Expected to Soar." Boston Globe 1 Feb. 2005: A7. Print.
"Title of Page." Title of Website. Sponser of site, Date of publication or last update. Medium. Date of access. <URL>
"Sister Aimee." American Experience. PBS Online, 2 Apr. 2007. Web. 1 Sept. 2014. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/>
WORK OF ART ONLINE
Artist’s Last Name, First Name. Title of artwork. Date of composition. Title of website. Medium. Date of access. <URL>
van Gogh, Vincent. Starry Night. 1889. Van Gogh Gallery. Web. 14 February 2015. <http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/starry-night.html>
Key points for your Bibliography:
- List your sources in alphabetical order
- Do NOT number the entries
- Use hanging indent (Format Paragraph Indention Special Hanging)
- Single Space within an entry, but double space between entries
- URLS should NOT be hyperlinks, i.e. NOT blue and underlined (right click remove hyperlink)