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MLA Bibliography/Works Cited

NOTE:  FOR A SAMPLE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE, CLICK HERE.  Note also that an Annotated Bib is not normally required for my class, but in case it is, now you know what one looks like. 

On a piece of paper, jot down your answers to the following questions:
What does it mean to "cite sources"?
What is a "bibliography"?
What is the difference between a "bibliography" and a "works cited page"?
What does it mean to format in "MLA" style?  And what does "MLA" mean, anyway?
Your assignment is to format the following sources into an MLA Works Cited page.  Here are the basic rules for MLA style layout:
  • Alphabetize your entries (ignoring a/an/the)
  • Double space everything (with no additional spaces between entries)
  • Use HANGING INDENT.  In MS Word, go to "paragraph"; under spacing options, choose "hanging" under "indents and spacing."
  • The words "Works Cited" should be centered at the top of your page
There is a link at the bottom of this page that will show you what a completed MLA works cited page should look like.  Look at it.
As a guide, use OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab.  They keep up-to-date information how to to cite just about everything...OR, there's always Citation Machine. 


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Title: Frankenstein

City of Publication: New York

Publisher: Penguin

Date: 2004


Newspaper Article

Author: James ‘ONeill

Article Title: Richland is Given Award for Quality Management

Newspaper Title: Dallas Morning News

Date: April 20, 2011

Pages: 6B


Journal Article

Author: Markus Greiner, Olaf Mandel, Tilman Esslinger, Theodor W. Hänsch and Immanuel Bloch

Article Title: Quantum Phase Transition from a Superfluid to a Mott Insulator in a Gas of Ultracold Atoms

Journal Title: Nature

Date: January 3, 2002

Volume: 415

Issue: 6867

Pages: 39-44


Magazine Article from an Electronic Database

Author: Anne McGrath

Article Title: A New Read on Teen Literacy

Magazine Title: U.S. News & World Report

Date: February 28, 2005

Pages: 68-70

Database: Academic Search Premiere

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Title:  Macaroni Penguin

Date of publication:  None listed

Date revised:  None listed

Name of institution affiliated with the website:  International Penguin Conservation Group

Date accessed:  October 22, 2011



Jennifer Pauken,
Apr 22, 2012, 6:57 PM