Works Cited Guide
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.
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:
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
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
Magazine Article Online:
Finnegan, Lora J. “Celebrate Steinbeck in Salinas.” Sunset Aug. 1993. 11 Jan. 2005
Newspaper Article Online:
Hofius, Sarah. “Highest Grade of Principals.” USA Today 11 Oct. 2004. 25 Dec. 2004
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