Citing Sources of Information

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Citing Sources
Listed below are the instructions for citing the most frequently used sources. All of this information is from the
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. This information was taken from the following website:
http://schools.shorelineschools.org/shorecrest/Library/MLA_citing.html
Consider using www.easybib.com to help you format your Works Cited. Simply follow the instructions to enter
your information and it will develop the source citation. All you have to do then is copy/paste it on to your outline.
Electronic Sources
World Wide Web
Author's Last name, First Name (if known.) "Title of Work."
Title of Complete Work (if applicable). Document date if
different from access date. Protocol and address, access path
or directories (Date of Access).
Hylton, Jeremy. "Shakespeare Quotations." The Complete
Works of William Shakespeare. 1996. http://thetech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html (19 October 1998).
Email Messages
Author’s Last Name, First Name. <the author’s email address>
"The subject line from the posting." Date message was sent.
Type of communication (i.e. personal email). (Date of access).
Franke, Norman. <[email protected]> "SoundApp 2.0.2." 29
April 1996. Personal e-mail. (3 May 1996).
Electric Library
All Electric Library
citations will have
the same URL.
These are considered
print sources because
they were originally
published in print.
CD-ROM
Databases
Name of Author (if known.) "Title of Article." Publication Name
Date. Electric Library. http://www.elibrary.com/education Date
of Access.
"Stomp as much fun the fourth time around." Star Tribune 7
February 1997. Electric Library.
http://www.elibrary.com/education 10 September 2000.
Proquest is another example.
Author’s name. "Title of article." Name of specific database.
Format. Date of publication.
Smith, Rita. "Malison Art." The New Grolier Multimedia
Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. 1998.
Books
One Author
Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title. City of Publication:
Publisher, Date.
Kaku, Michio. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through
Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension.
New York: Oxford UP, 1994.
Two to Three
Authors
Author’s Last Name, First Name, and First and Last Name of
2nd and/or 3rd Author. Title. City of Publication: Publisher,
Date.
Ostrander, Sheila, and Lynn Schroeder. Superlearning. New
York: Delacorte, 1979.
Rabkin, Eric S., Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph D.
Olander, eds. No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian And
Dystopian Fiction. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1983.
Periodicals
Signed Article in
a Magazine or
Newspaper
Author’s Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of
Magazine or Newspaper Date: Pages.
Unsigned Article
in a Magazine or
Newspaper
"Title of Article." Title of Magazine or Newspaper Date:
Page(s).
Matthews, Tom. "What Can Be Done?" Newsweek 21 March
1988: 57-58.
"Then There’s Rent Control." The New Republic 11April
1988: 22.
Non Print Sources
Television and
Radio Programs
"Title of Story, Episode or Segment." Title of Program.
Narrator (if applicable). Television or Radio Network. Local
Station, City. Date.
"Yes...but Is It Art?" Sixty Minutes. Narr. Morley Safer. CBS.
WCBS, New York. 19 Sept. 1993.
Films, Videos,
Slide Programs
Title. Director. [You may also include other data that seems
pertinentwriter, performers, producer]. Distributor. Year.
Film
It’s a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart,
Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946.
Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate). Screenplay
by Laura Esquivel. Dir. Alfonso Arau. Perf. Lumi Cavazos, Marco
Lombardi, and Regina Torne. Miramax, 1993.
Videocassette
It’s a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart,
Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. 1946.
Videocassette, Republic, 1988.
Slide program
Alcohol Use and Its Medical Consequences: A Comprehensive
Teaching Program for Biomedical Education. Prod. Project
Cork, Dartmouth Medical School. Slide program. MilnerFenwick, 1982.
Personal or
Telephone
Interview
Last Name of Person Interviewed, First Name. Personal or
Telephone interview. Date.
Brooks, Sarah. Personal interview. 15 Oct. 1988.
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