Works Cited Guide

  • image MLA STYLE SHEET

    From the 5th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  You can also go to http://www.noodletools.com/ and click on NoodleBib Express for more help. 

    For correct MLA style you must

    • Double-space between the title “Work Cited” and the first entry.
    • Begin each entry flush with the left margin; if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line(s) five spaces from the left margin.
    • Double-space the entire list, both between and within entries.
    • Alphabetize entries by the author’s last name or by title (excluding initial words A and The) if the author is unknown.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES FOR BOOKS

    A Book by a Single Author:

    Dalby, Richard, ed. Vampire Stories. Secaucus: Castle Books, 1999.
    Braden, Peter. Companion to Hyperspace. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001 Comp. 
       Thomas Edgarton.   

    A Book by Two or More Authors:
    Gilbert, Rachel P., and Sandra Furness. Suffer the Children. New Haven: Yale UP, 1999.

    A Work in an Anthology:
    Hardy, Melinda. “The Selective Heart.” Best American Short Stories 1999. Ed. Katrina
       Kallen. New York: Plume, 2000. 46-54.

    An Article in a Reference Book:
    Taussig, Michael J. “Immune System.” Academic American Encyclopedia. Danbury:
       Grolier, 1998.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES FOR PRINT MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

    An Article in a Newspaper, Magazine, or Journal:
    Cohen, Richard. “Genetic Decoding.” New World Review 16 Mar. 1999: 15-18.
    Delgado, Maxine. “The Riddle of AIDS.” Discover Mar.-Apr. 2000: 65+.
    Lynch, R.L. and Philip Chermack. “What’s Happening in Schools Today?” Los Angeles Times 19 Aug. 2000, A1+.

    An Anonymous Article:
    “Expectations for Russia and Vladimir Putin.” Time 31 Oct. 1999: 34-38.

    Picture, Portrait, Photograph, Illustration, Map, Advertisement:
    Fiala, Anthony. “Cub in a Tub.” National Geographic. Dec. 2000: 136.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES FOR INTERNET & COMPUTER GENERATED CITINGS

    Internet:
    Ramirez, Robert. “Forever and a Day.” The Blaker Project. Jul. 2000. Harvard
         University. (Sep. 2000.)< http://www.blaker.harvard.edu/Secondary.html.>

    Encyclopedia Article Online:
    “Charles Dickens.” Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed. 2005. 11 Jan. 2005
       <http://www.encyclopedia.com.>

    Magazine Article Online:
    Finnegan, Lora J. “Celebrate Steinbeck in Salinas.” Sunset Aug. 1993. 11 Jan. 2005
         <http://www.findarticles.com.>   

    Newspaper Article Online:
    Hofius, Sarah. “Highest Grade of Principals.” USA Today 11 Oct. 2004. 25 Dec. 2004
         <http://www.findatricles.com.>

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    How to Use Noodletools

                 An easy way to write your Works Cited page!
    Go to http://www.noodletools.com/

    • Click on NoodleBib Express (Under Free Tools)
    • Click on MLA
    • Select a citation type from the arrow down menu


      Example: You have chosen a book as the citation type:
      • On the next page, click next
      • On the next page, check “Print”, then click next
      • On the next page, click next
      • On the next page, type in the information they want:
    •  Make sure to capitalize the words that should be capitalized. Click add after author’s name.
    •  Fill in as much information as you can
    •  Click “Generate Citation” at the bottom

       

    After you make your citation, copy and paste it onto a Word document,then you need to change a few things:

     

    • Write Works Cited at the top of the document, centered.
    • Double-space the whole document
    • Indent the 2nd (and 3rd, 4th, etc, if necessary) line of each citation
    • Change the font to Times New Roman
    • Alphabetize the list by the author’s last name

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