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Lincoln Middle School Library: How to Cite Sources

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How to Cite Sources

World Book (online subscription database)

To cite an article from World Book Student, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “How to cite this article”. Copy the MLA citation then paste it in your online graphic organizer.

Citing a Website 

To cite a website follow this format:

FORMAT:

Last name, First name of author if given. "Title of the webpage or article in quotation marks."  Title of the Website in italics, Publisher, URL

EXAMPLE:

“An Introduction to Greek Mythology.” Mensa for Kids, MENSA, https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/an-introduction-to-greek-mythology.

Citing an Encyclopedia

If you use a print encyclopedia to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Type the citation directly onto your online graphic organizer. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Author's (or editor if no author) Last name, First name. “Article Title.”  Title of Encyclopedia in italics. Year of publication (copyright date). 

EXAMPLES:

Littleton, C. Scott, editor. “Alfar.” Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology. 2005.

 

Citing Gale in Context 

To cite an article from Gale in Context, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the MLA citation. 

Citing a Book

If you use a print book to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Type/Write the citation directly onto your graphic organizer. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Author's Last name, First name. Title of book in italics. City where the book was published, The name of the publisher, Year of publication. 

EXAMPLE:

Nardo, Don. Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology. San Diego, Reference Point Press, 2017. 

 

Citing an eBook

If you use an ebook  to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Type the citation directly onto your online graphic organizer. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Author's Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Title of E-Book. Publisher, Year published. Title of Website, URL.

EXAMPLE: 

"Prometheus." Greek Gods & Goddesses. Britannica Educational, 2014. Gale eBooks, link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3828700048/GVRLu=lincolnmid&sid=GVRL&xid=33e4842e.