Bibliography/MLA Formatting


MLA poster to print and keep in your binder
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Formatting Your Papers for All Subjects
Your name, the course, the teacher's name, and date. 

Download the Sample Essay here: Sample Formatted Essay



Bibliography Formatting 

Remember to add your Novel, Short Story (Anthologies), Poetry, Magazine articles, and Essay title(s) to your running bibliography to insert into your portfolio towards the end of the school year.


The Modern Language Association (MLA) Style is widely used for identifying research sources. In MLA style you briefly credit sources with parenthetical citations in the text of your paper, and give the complete description of each source in your Works Cited list. The Works Cited list, or Bibliography, is a list of all the sources used in your paper, arranged alphabetically by author's last name, or when there is no author, by the first word of the title (except A, An or The). 

Below you will have formatting reference on the following:

- One author - novel
- 2 or more authors - novel, text
- Second edition or other edition books
- Essay, Poetry, or Anthology (Short Stories)
- Magazine Articles
- Web Sites

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One Author 

Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation. New York: Knopf, 1993.

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Two or More Authors 

List the names in the order they appear on the title page.
Only the first author's name should be reversed: First Name, Last Name.
Use a comma between the authors' names. Place a period after the last author's name.
Rowe, Richard, and Larry Jeffus. The Essential Welder: Gas Metal Arc Welding Classroom Manual. Albany: Delmar, 2000.
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Second or Other Edition 

Author. Title of Book. Edition. City of Publication: Publisher, Year.
If an edition is given, specify it by number (2nd ed.) name (Rev. ed.), or year (2004 ed.).
Castro, Peter, and Michael E. Huber. Marine Biology. 4th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

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Essay, Poem, or Short Story in an Anthology

Author of Story. "Title of Story." Title of Book. Name of Editor. Edition (if given). 
City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Page numbers.
Purcell, Arthur H. "Better Waste Management Strategies Are Needed to Avert a Garbage Crisis." 
Garbage and Recycling: Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. Helen Cothran. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2003. 20-27.

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Magazine Articles

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Date: Page(s).
Talcott, Richard. "Great Comets." Astronomy May 2004: 36-41.

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Web Sites 

Complete publication information may not be available for a Web site; provide what is given.
Entire Internet Site: Scholarly Project or Professional Site 

Title of the Site. Editor. Date and/or Version Number. Name of Sponsoring Institution. Date of Access <URL>. Encyclopedia Mythica. 2004. 13 May 2004 <http://www.pantheon.org/>.


Document from a Web Site

Author. "Title of Web Page." Title of the Site. Editor. Date and/or Version Number. Name of Sponsoring Institution. Date of Access <URL>. Sherman, Chris. "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About URL." SearchEngineWatch. Ed. Danny Sullivan. 24 Aug. 2004. 4 Sept. 2004 <http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3398511>.
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