MLA-Style Documentation for the Research Paper
• Author Information• Title Information• Publication Information
Author                TitleSmith, John T. The Meaning of Life.    Boston: Bedford, 2011. Print.1/2 inch indent   Publishing
   Ask three questions:     What information do they (MLA)require?     In what form do they want the information?     ...
Smith, John T. The Meaning Of Life.       Boston: Bedford, 1996. Print.1. What information do they     Author’s namerequir...
Smith, Mary L., and John Q. Public. The  Meaning of Life. Boston: Bedford,  1996. Print.Smith, Mary L., Betty Boop, and Jo...
Smith, Mary L., and John Q. Public. The  Meaning of Life. 2nd ed. Boston:  Bedford, 1996. Print.
Olsen, Tillie. “I Stand Here Ironing.” Points of    View: An Anthology of Short Stories. Ed. James    Moffett and Kenneth ...
If some of the publication information is missing,use the following abbreviations:  Missing page number(s): n. pag. (note ...
Smith, Harold K. “The Meaning of Life.”    U.S. News and World Report 6 Jan. 1998: 43-    51. Print.• If page “jumps” to n...
Filligree, Lacey. “Everything You Need to   Know About Needlepoint.”   Needlepoint Monthly Aug. 2000: 33-9. Print.
Satterfield, Lucie T. “Two Ways of Looking at     Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July-     Aug. 1992: 163+. Print.
“Two Ways of Looking at Bipolar   Disorder.” Psychology Today July-  Aug. 1992: 163+. Print.• On your Works Cited Page, al...
   Sources found through an online database will    require a combination of two listings:       The print listing      ...
   Name of Database. Medium. Access date.   Example:   Academic Search Complete. Web. 5 May 2009.
Satterfield, Lucie T. “Two Ways of Looking at     Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July-     Aug. 1992: 163+. Academic ...
Hardwig, John. "The Ethical Obligation to  Consider the Spiritual Needs of the Dying."  Contemporary Issues Companion: Cop...
Price, Tom. “Future of Journalism: Will   Newspapers’ Decline Weaken   Democracy?” CQ Researcher 27 Mar. 2009: 273-   96. ...
Satterfield, Lucie T. “Two Ways of Looking at     Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July-     Aug. 1992: 163+. SIRS Rese...
Smith, Geraldine S. “Man Bites Dog.” St.  Petersburg Times (FL) 11 May 2001, South    Pinellas ed.: B12. Academic Search C...
   Smith, Geraldine S. “Man Bites Dog.”    Tampabay.com. St. Petersburg Times (FL), 11      May 2001: n. pag. Web. 22 Feb...
Hartman, David E., and Tim Brock. “Extracts  from ‘A Virtual Poem: Extending Classroom     Reality?’” Computer Graphics 31...
Gates, William. Personal interview. 6 June 2000.Gates, William. Telephone interview. 6 Feb. 2000.Gates, William. E-mail in...
   If the source is available only in electronic    form, use the following example:Landsburg, Steven E. “Who Shall Inher...
Author. “Title of Page.” Site Name. Sponsor or    publisher, Last Updated. Medium. Access    Date.Ruch, Allen B. “Come on ...
Liukkonen, Petri. “James Augustine Aloysius    Joyce (1882-1941).” Books and Writers. N.p.,    2008. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.
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Works cited 2010 online

  1. 1. MLA-Style Documentation for the Research Paper
  2. 2. • Author Information• Title Information• Publication Information
  3. 3. Author TitleSmith, John T. The Meaning of Life. Boston: Bedford, 2011. Print.1/2 inch indent Publishing
  4. 4.  Ask three questions:  What information do they (MLA)require?  In what form do they want the information?  What punctuation follows the information?
  5. 5. Smith, John T. The Meaning Of Life. Boston: Bedford, 1996. Print.1. What information do they Author’s namerequire?2. In what form do they Last name first, first name,want the information? middle initial (if any)3. What punctuation follows A periodthe information?
  6. 6. Smith, Mary L., and John Q. Public. The Meaning of Life. Boston: Bedford, 1996. Print.Smith, Mary L., Betty Boop, and John Q. Public. The Meaning of Life. Boston: Bedford, 1996. Print.Smith, Mary L., et al. The Meaning of Life. Boston: Bedford, 1996. Print.
  7. 7. Smith, Mary L., and John Q. Public. The Meaning of Life. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford, 1996. Print.
  8. 8. Olsen, Tillie. “I Stand Here Ironing.” Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories. Ed. James Moffett and Kenneth R. McElheny. Rev. ed. New York: Mentor, 1995. 21-9. Print.
  9. 9. If some of the publication information is missing,use the following abbreviations: Missing page number(s): n. pag. (note space) Missing publisher: n.p. Missing date: n.d. Missing place (before colon): n.p. (no capital) Capitalize first letter of abbreviations that follow a period: Boston, Bedford, 2009. N. pag.
  10. 10. Smith, Harold K. “The Meaning of Life.” U.S. News and World Report 6 Jan. 1998: 43- 51. Print.• If page “jumps” to non-connected page, use first page and the plus symbol: 43+.
  11. 11. Filligree, Lacey. “Everything You Need to Know About Needlepoint.” Needlepoint Monthly Aug. 2000: 33-9. Print.
  12. 12. Satterfield, Lucie T. “Two Ways of Looking at Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July- Aug. 1992: 163+. Print.
  13. 13. “Two Ways of Looking at Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July- Aug. 1992: 163+. Print.• On your Works Cited Page, alphabetize according to the first major word in the title (not by a, an, or the).
  14. 14.  Sources found through an online database will require a combination of two listings:  The print listing  Always ends with a page range or page number  The database listing  Always starts after the page number(s) All database sources will require both types of information.
  15. 15.  Name of Database. Medium. Access date. Example: Academic Search Complete. Web. 5 May 2009.
  16. 16. Satterfield, Lucie T. “Two Ways of Looking at Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July- Aug. 1992: 163+. Academic Search Complete. Web. 5 Aug. 2009.
  17. 17. Hardwig, John. "The Ethical Obligation to Consider the Spiritual Needs of the Dying." Contemporary Issues Companion: Coping with Death. Ed. Shasta Gaughen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. N. pag. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 June 2009.
  18. 18. Price, Tom. “Future of Journalism: Will Newspapers’ Decline Weaken Democracy?” CQ Researcher 27 Mar. 2009: 273- 96. CQ Researcher Online. Web. 27 May 2009.
  19. 19. Satterfield, Lucie T. “Two Ways of Looking at Bipolar Disorder.” Psychology Today July- Aug. 1992: 163+. SIRS Researcher. CD- ROM, Boca Raton: SIRS, 2003.
  20. 20. Smith, Geraldine S. “Man Bites Dog.” St. Petersburg Times (FL) 11 May 2001, South Pinellas ed.: B12. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Feb. 2009.
  21. 21.  Smith, Geraldine S. “Man Bites Dog.” Tampabay.com. St. Petersburg Times (FL), 11 May 2001: n. pag. Web. 22 Feb. 2009.
  22. 22. Hartman, David E., and Tim Brock. “Extracts from ‘A Virtual Poem: Extending Classroom Reality?’” Computer Graphics 31.3 (1997): 75-7. Print.
  23. 23. Gates, William. Personal interview. 6 June 2000.Gates, William. Telephone interview. 6 Feb. 2000.Gates, William. E-mail interview. 17 May 2001.
  24. 24.  If the source is available only in electronic form, use the following example:Landsburg, Steven E. “Who Shall Inherit the Earth?” Slate. 1 May 1997: n. pag. Web. 17 May 1997.
  25. 25. Author. “Title of Page.” Site Name. Sponsor or publisher, Last Updated. Medium. Access Date.Ruch, Allen B. “Come on up, Kinch. Come up, you fearful Jesuit.” James Joyce: The Brazen Head. The Modern Word, 25 Apr. 2005. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.
  26. 26. Liukkonen, Petri. “James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882-1941).” Books and Writers. N.p., 2008. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.

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