MLA Citation Cheat Sheet - Siegel Junior Research Project

MLA Citation Cheat Sheet
You must use this information and the list of helpful websites to complete the citations for your cover pages.
Basic Book Format
Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Medium of Publication.
Cast, P.C. Marked. London: Atom, 2007. Print.
A Work in an Anthology, Reference, or Collection
Last name, First name. "Title of Essay." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's Name(s). Place
of Publication: Publisher, Year. Page range of entry. Medium of Publication.
Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping
Writers One to One. Ed. Ben Rafoth. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000. 24-34.
A Page on a Web Site
Author Name (Last, First—if available). List name of the page. Name of the website.
Medium of Publication. Access date.
“Attention Deficit Disorder.” Optometrist Network. Web. 11 November 2010.
Online Database
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). “Title of Article.” Source Volume.Issue
number (Publication date): page number(s). Name of Database. Medium of
Publication. Access date.
Billitteri, Thomas J. “Cyberbullying.” Newsweek 18.17 (2008): 384-408. Gale Power
Search. Web. 11 November 2010.
Annotation Cheat Sheet
Be sure that each of your annotations do the following:
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main
arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If
someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of
your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful
source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the
information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this
Reflect: Once you've summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it
fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you
shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has
it changed how you think about your topic?
Keep in mind that each annotation MUST be at least 150 words. Also, be sure that your
research packet cover sheet includes your MLA heading, MLA citation, annotation, and
word count. Examples are available online and in the classroom.