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How to do a Bibliography:

In order to remember how to cite sources correctly, the


following are steps for citation under the Modern Language
Association style ( MLA) :
Book :
Book with one author :
Authors last name first , first name.Title. Place
of Pub.: Publisher, Copyright date.
Grisham, John.The Last Juror. New York: Doubleday, 2004.
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Book with two authors :


Same as one author except , second authors name begins
with their first name .
Eggins, Suzanne, and Diana Slade. Analyzing Casual
exampl
Conversation. London: Cassel, 1997.
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Book with an editor :


Editors last name, first name, ed.Title. Place of Pub.:
Publisher,date.
exampl
Bloom, Harold, ed. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. NY: Chelsea
e
House, 1989.
Book with a corporate author :
Name of corporation that is responsible for the content of
the book.Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Copyright
date.
exampl
The Boston Womens Health Book Collective. Our Bodies,
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Ourselves. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Website :

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Author. Title of website. date of access. < URL>


Tyrell, Anna. Binge Eating Disorder. 14 Nov. 2003.
< http://www.niddk.nih.gov/nutr/health.htm>.

Entire Internet Site :


Title of site. Name of editor of site ( if given ). Year of
publication and electronic site. Date accessed . <
URL > .
exampl
History Channel.com.2005. History Channel . 28
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Sept.2005
< http://historychannel.com/>.
Online Newspaper Article :
Author. Title of article. Name of online newspaper.
Date of article. Date accessed. < URL > .
Patinkin, Mark. Getting Older. Providence Journal . 12
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Sept.2005.
17 Oct. 2005. < http://www.projo.com>.
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Online Government Publication :


Name of the Government. Name of the agency . Title of
Publication. Author. Date of publication. Date accessed <
URL > .
exampl
United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice.
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Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime. By Howard N. Snyder.
Dec.2001 . 29Jan. 2004 < http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/>.
Personal e-mail :
Author last, first or username. subject line . Personal
email. date written (d/m/yr ) .
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Doe, Jane. "How to Cite Information from an Email." Selestal@hotmail.com . 24 Nov. 2003.

Newspaper :
Author. Title of Article. Title of Newspaper (including city
if necessary in parentheses ), Date ( day,month,year ), page.
Adams, George. Fords Plan to Spur Republican Revival.
exampl
Christian Science Monitor, 29 Nov. 1974, p.20.
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(If there is no author , leave it out )

Articles :
Encyclopedia Article :
Authors name (last name first ). Title of Article. Title of
Encyclopedia . Copyright date of edition.
Dickinson, Robert E. The Norman Conquest. World Book
exampl
Encyclopedia. 1990 ed.
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(If there is no author , leave it out )
Newspaper Article :
Author. Title of Article. Name of Newspaper. Date, Edition
of newspaper: Section of the paper noting page and a + if on
additional pages .
Wims, Meaghan. Zoners to Hear Flurry of Plans for
exampl
Affordable Housing Units. The Providence Jornal . 17
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Nov.2003, West Bay: B1+
Article in reference book with an authors name :
Author. Title of Article. Title of reference book. Copyright
date.
exampl
Goldsmith, Oliver. She stoops To Conquer. World Literature
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and its Times. 2001.

Article in reference book without an authors name :


Title of Article. Title of Reference Book. Copyright date.
Joseph Lister. Encyclopedia of World Biography.1998.

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Magazine Article : ( weekly magazine )


Author(s). Title of article. Name of Magazine. Date of
Publication: Pages.
exampl
Weintraub, Arlene, and Laura Cohen. A Thousand-Year Plan
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for Nuclear Waste. Business Week. 6 May 2002: 94-96.
( If there is no author , leave it out )
Magazine Article : ( monthly magazine )
Author(s). Title of Article. Name of Magazine. Date of
Publication (month , then year ): Pages.
Sterling, Jeffrey. Apartheid in South Africa. The World and I .
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April 1986: 27-35.
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Video and DVD :


Directors name. Title. Performers. Date Created. Format.
Distributor. Date released in this format.
Hitchcock, Alfred, Dir.Suspicion. Perf. Cary Grant and Joan
Fontaine. 1941. Laser disc. Turner, 1995.
Television Program:
Name of Individual Program. Name of TV series.
Name of narrator. Name of director. Network. Date program
was broadcast.
Frederick Douglas. Civil War Journal. Narr. Danny Glover,
Dir. Craig Haffner. Arts and Entertainment Network. 6 Apr.
1993.