Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MLA citation (paper guidelines)

Electronic Article Citation:

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of the Article." Journal Name, Volume. Issue (Year of Publication):
Page Numbers. Database Name. Web. Day Month Year of Access.


Phillips, Scott. "Criminology: Legal Disparities In The Capital Of Capital Punishment." Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 99.3 (2009): 717-755. Academic Search Premier. Web. 19, Mar. 2010.  

Print Book Citation:

Author Last name, First name. Book Title. Publisher Location: Name of Publisher, Year Published. Print.


McGilly, Kate. Classroom Lessons: Integrating Cognitive Theory and Classroom Practice. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1994. 

Web pages:

This can be a bit tricky, so pay attention: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage – this is a common location to cite when the webpage was last updated. Look for a link that says "About Us" or "Site Map" – This is a great place to find out more about who authored the website. Remember that a corporation or an organization can also be an author. If an individual author is not provided, list the corporation or organization as your author in the reference. When you cannot find all the information that you may need, include as much as possible and follow MLA guidelines for the general entry format as closely as possible. The ultimate point is to help your readers to locate the source.

The general format for a web page reference entry:

Author Last name, First name. Title of Web Page. Publication Year. Web. Day Month. Year. 

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