• All citations should follow MLA format!
     
    TIP:  Before you begin your research, create a Google Doc for your Works Cited pageThis 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
    Once you're a pro, you can Add-on EasyBib.
     
    Citation Generators
    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. 
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    Building Your Own Citations
    Citations should be in MLA format. Refer to the Library of Congress MLA Citation Guide for more information about 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 
     
    Book
    Format
    Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.
    Example 
    Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. Franklin Watts, 1942.
     
    Tips for citing an e-book: cite like you would a print book; include the URL if available. 

    Encyclopedia
    Format
    Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Encyclopedia Name. Publisher, Year Published. Page(s).
    Example
    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.
    Website
    Format
    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.
    Example 
    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.
     
    Podcasts
    Format
    "Title of Episode." Title of Podcast from Publisher, Day Month Year published, URL.
    Example
    “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. 
     
    Video
    Format
    Title. Format. Website, Publisher, Day Month Year Published. URL. Day Month Year accessed. 
    Example