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Mears Middle School MLA Bibliography Format Guide


Book with 1 Author:
Last Name, First Name of Author. Title of Book . City Published in: Publisher, Copyright Date.

for example:
Tessendorf, K.C. Over the Edge: Flying with the Arctic Heroes. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998.


Book with 2 Authors:
Last Name, First Name of Author, and First Name Last Name of second author.Title of Book . City Published in: Publisher, Copyright Date.

for example:
Weidenborner, Stephen, and Domenick Caruso. Writing Research Papers. New York: St.Martins Press, 1986.


Book with 3 or more Authors:
Last Name, First Name of Author, et al. Title of Book . City Published in: Publisher, Copyright Date.

for example:
Kendal, Melissa, et al. The Amber Wars and the Development of Europe. New York: Shirlington, 1984.


Print Encyclopedia:
Last Name, First Name of Author. “Title of Article.” Title of Encyclopedia . City Published in: Publisher, Date of Edition.

for example:
Squyres, Steven W. “Mars.” World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book Inc., 2003.


Electronic Encyclopedia: (World Book Online, Wikipedia)
Last Name, First Name of Author. “Title of Article.” Name of Encyclopedia. Year of edition. Date of Access. <URL of home page>.

for example:
Adams, Beverly. “Overpopulation.” WorldBook Online. 2006. 10 Oct. 2006 <http://www.worldbookonline.com>.


Magazine/Professional Journal:
Last Name, First Name of Author. “Title of Article.” Name of Magazine Day Month Year: page numbers.

for example:
Wilson, Edward O. “Army Ants on the March.” National Geographic Oct. 2006: 136.


Newspaper:
Last Name, First Name of Author. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper Day Month Year, Section and Page number.

for example:
McKinney, Debra. “Miracles of Chocolate.” Anchorage Daily News 11 Feb. 2000, D1, 2.


Electronic Database: (Student Research Center, EBSCO, Facts on File)
Last Name, First Name of Author. “Title of Article.” Name of Publication. Date of Publication: page numbers. Name of Database. Name of Service. Library Name, City, State, Date of Access <URL>.

for example:
Fox, Justin. “What in the World Happened to Economics?” Fortune. 15 Mar. 1999: 90-102. MAS Ultra. EBSCO. Mears Middle School Library, Anchorage, AK. 12 Oct. 2006 <http://www.ebsco.com>.


Web Site:
Last Name, First Name of Author. Title of Site. Date of last revision. Name of organization. Day Month Year of access <URL>.

for example:
Afghanistan. 1 Nov. 2005. Central Intelligence Agency. 18 Nov. 2005. <http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/>.


Interview:
Last Name, First Name of person being interviewed. Kind of interview. Day Month Year of Interview.

for example:
Washington, Denzel. Personal Interview. 5 Oct. 2005.


Image (Online):
Artist’s (if one) last name, first name. "Description Or Title Of Image." Date of image. Online image. Title of larger site. Date of download. <URL>.

for example:
Smith, Greg. “Rhesus Monkeys in the Zoo." Online image. Monkey Picture Gallery. 3 May 2003 <http://monkeys.online.org/rhesus.jpg>.


e-Book: (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
“Title of Article.” Title of Book. Editors name. Vol. #. Place of Book Publication: Publisher of Book, Book Copyright Date. Page numbers. Company providing online access. Library Name, City, State, Date of Access <URL>.

for example:
“Robotics.” UXL Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. Rob Nagel. Vol. 9. Detroit: UXL, 2002. 1690-1692. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Jane Mears Middle School Library, Anchorage, AK. 15 January 2008 <http://galenet.Galegroup.com>.


A Bibliography or Works Cited page lists alphabetically, the resources you have used. It is important that you follow these guidelines carefully. See the example below.

  • Title is Works Cited.
  • Center the title.
  • Abbreviate months except May, June, and July
  • Choose a simple font such as Arial or Courier.
  • Alphabetize ALL entries by the first word.
  • The second line of each entry must be indented ½
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