Your bibliography ensures that readers can look up the sources you have used to verify facts and even use them for their own research! Citing your sources is also important because it gives credit to the authors and researchers who have taken the time to research and write about your topic. Watch the video below!
You are required to use MLA style citations. For tips on how to use MLA follow the suggestions below, print/use the bibliography data collection sheet, and/or use Purdue University's guide to MLA style (links provided).
Can't find what you're looking for? You'll find it in Purdue University's guide to MLA style.
Here are a few basic formats that you'll probably use in your bibliography:
Author's last name, Author's first name. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print.
Author's last name, Author's first name. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Database Title. Format. Date of access.
Article from an Online Database:
Author's last name, Authors first name, and Author's first name Author's last name. "Article Title." Journal Title. Publication date: pages. Name of Database. Web. Date accessed.
(Print): Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title." Magazine Title Print. Publication date. Pages.
(Online Database): Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title." Magazine Title Publication date. Database name. Web. Date Accessed.<URL.>
"Title of page."Website. Publisher, Publication date. Format. Date accessed.
If you use Search Follett Destiny for library books that we own the citation is built into the bibliographic record.
Citations are also built into World Book Encyclopedia articles, CultureGram entries and Middle Search Plus database entries for magazine articles.
Page content used with permission of Phyllis Humphrey, Archie R. Cole Middle School and Sarah DeVito.