A Book with One Author
• Author’s last name, first name. Book Title.
City where published: Publishing company,
• Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! New York: Dover
A Book with More than One
• The last name of the first author mentioned,
his/her first name, the first and last name of the
next author mentioned, the first and last name of
the next author mentioned, (etc.) and the first
and last name of the last author mentioned. Book
Title. City where published: Publishing company,
• Bennett, Teresa, Nannette Commander, Carol
Callahan, and Karen Chenard. Passing the
Georgia High School English Language Arts Test.
Raleigh: Contemporary Publishing Company,
An Article in a Reference Book
• “Name of the article.” Title of the book.
Edition number. Year.
• If the article has an author (very rare, but it
happens), then you start the citation entry
with the author’s last name, first name.
• “Pioneer.” American Heritage Dictionary. 3rd
A Work in an Anthology
• Author’s last name, first name. “Name of the
work.” Translator’s name (if there is one).
Entire Work. Editor’s name. City where
published: Publisher, Year. Pages.
• O’Connor, Flannery. “The Life You Save May
Be Your Own.” Timeless Voices, Timeless
Themes. Platinum Edition.Ed. Kate Kinsella.
Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall,
A Scholarly Journal or Magazine Article
• Author’s last name, first name. “Title of the
article.” Title of the work volume number
(year): page numbers.
• If there is an issue number you put a period
after the volume number ex: 13.4 would
mean volume 13 issue 4.
• Wallis, Claudia, and Sonja Steptoe. “How to
Bring Our Schools out of the Twentieth
Century.” Time 168.25 (2006): 50-56.
A Chart or Map
• Title. Description. City where published:
• Missouri. Map. Chicago: Rand, 2000.
• Pioneer Expansion. Chart. Hauppage: Barron,
• Title. Director’s name. Performer’s names.
• A Raisin in the Sun. Dir. Kenny Leon. Perf.
Sean Combs, SanaaLathan, Audra McDonald,
and PhyliciaRashad. Sony Pictures, 2008.
• “Title of the episode or segment.” Title of the
program. Title of the series, if any. Artist
information, if necessary. Name of the
network. Call letters and city of the local
station (if any). Broadcast date.
• “Yes…but is it Art?” Narr. Morley Safer. Sixty
Minutes. CBS. WCBS, New York. 19 Sept.
• Author’s last name, first or company / corporation /
nonprofit who owns the website. “Name of
Webpage.” Name of Website. Company /
corporation / nonprofit name if not already named.
Copyright date or date of last update. Researched
• Humma, John. “Literary Terms and Devices.”
American Literature Course Site. Georgia Southern
University. Updated 23 April 2006. Researched 5
• Author/speaker’s last name, first. “Name of
unpublished source, if any.” Description.
School connected to, if any. Date.
• Pollock, D’Lee. “American Literature Overview
Notes.” Lecture. Bryan County High School.
11 September 2008.
• Griffith, O. Personal Interview. Georgia
Southern University. 13 November 2008.
• To properly document sources, you must have in-text
citations and a works cited page.
• In-text citations can be a direct quote or a paraphrased
• For a direct quote-> Introductory statement: “blah
blah” (Author’s Name #).
• For a paraphrased quote-> Sentence (Author’s name).
• Refer to your MLA notes on your flash drive for all
other questions. For documenting other sources, see
the MLA handbook or
• 12 point Times New Roman; double-spaced; 1
inch margins all the way around
• If you have Word 2007, set up is a bit difficult,
but there is a great References toolbar.