All citations should follow MLA format!
TIP: Before you begin your research, create a Google Doc for your Works Cited page. This will help you to keep track of books, websites, etc. that you use for your project. When you are finished, it will look something like this: Sample Works Cited.
Easy Bib and Citation Machine are both great options if you would prefer to have citations generated for you. As you can see they are owned by the same company, Chegg. Click one of the logos above to take you to your preferred citation provider.
Building Your Own Citations
If your teacher asks you to prepare in-text citations
, follow this link for specific rules on how to accomplish this: In-Text Citations
If your teacher asks you to prepare an annotated bibliography
, which provides more information about each item in your bibliography, follow this link to see it in action: Annotated Bibliography Sample
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. Franklin Watts, 1942.
Tips for citing an e-book: cite like you would a print book; include the URL if available.
Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Encyclopedia Name. Publisher, Year Published. Page(s).
McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. "Insects." Encyclopedia of Animals. National Geographic Society, 2007. 170-71.
Tips for citing a digital encyclopedia: cite like you would a print book; include the URL if available. The title of the work is the name of the encyclopedia, the title of the article is the topic that you clicked on, the publishing information is usually found at the bottom of the page, and the author is rarely found.
Digital encyclopedias usually have ready-made citations for you to copy.
- In World Book Advanced, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the MLA citation.
- In Britannica, click the checkmark icon at the top of the page, choose MLA, copy and paste the citation.
Last name, First name. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website (if different from title), Day Month Year article was published (if available), URL (without http://). Day Month Year article was accessed.
Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow, www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html. Accessed 6 July 2015.
Tips for citing a website: The author is sometimes difficult to find. Try the "about" link in the navigation or at the bottom of the page. For date published, you may only be able to find the copyright year at the bottom of the page.The publishing organization is also often found at the bottom of the page, or may be part of the title or web address.
"Title of Episode." Title of Podcast from Publisher, Day Month Year published, URL.
“Best of Not My Job Musicians.” Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! from NPR, 4 June 2016, www.npr.org/podcasts/344098539/wait-wait-don-t-tell-me.
Title. Format. Website, Publisher, Day Month Year Published. URL. Day Month Year accessed.