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. Print. 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 source? 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.