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    CITING PRINT PUBLICATIONS 

     

    Citing a book:

     

    Lastname, Firstname.  Title of Book.  Place of publication:  Publisher, Year of publication.  Medium of publication.

                                                      

    Jones, Robert.  The House of Power.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2011.  Print.

     

    Citing a book with more than one author:

     

    Lastname, Firstname, and Firstname Lastname.   Title of Book.  Place of publication:  Publisher, Year of publication.

    Medium of publication.

     

    Jones, Robert, and Jason Smith.  The House of Power.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2011.  Print.

     

    Citing a book with more than two authors:

     

    Lastname, Firstname, et al.   Title of Book.  Place of publication:  Publisher, Year of publication. Medium of publication.

     

    Jones, Robert, et al..  The House of Power.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2011. Print. (“et al” means “and others”)

     

    OR

     

    Lastname, Firstname,  Firstname Lastname, Firstname Lastname, and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book.  Place of

    publication:  Publisher, Year of publication. Medium of publication.

     

    Jones, Robert, Jason Smith. Tyler Williams, Janet Zana.  The House of Power.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2011.  Print.

     

    Citing a book with an editor:

     

    Lastname, Firstname, ed.  Title of Book.  Place of publication:  Publisher, Year of publication.  Medium of publication.

                                                      

    Jones, Robert, ed.  The House of Power.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2011.  Print.

     

    Citing an article in a reference book:

     

    Lastname, Firstname.   “Article Title.”  Title of Book.  Ed. Firstname Lastname. Place of publication:  Publisher, Year of

                    publication.  Medium of publication.

                                                      

    Howton, Louis. “The Loch Ness Monster.”  Encyclopedia of Unexplained Phenomena.  Robert Jones, Ed. New York: 

                    Harper Collins, 2011. Print.

     

    “Article Title.”  Title of Book.  Year Edition. Medium of Publication

     

    “The Loch Ness Monster.” The World Book Encyclopedia.  2010 ed.  Print.

     

    Citing an article from a magazine:

     

    Lastname, Firstname.  “Article Title.”  Magazine Title  Date of publication.  Page numbers.  Medium of publication.

     

    Rustin, Chad. “Turning Straw into Gold.” Time 20 Oct. 2011: 45-47.  Print.

     

    CITING IMAGES (INCLUDING PAINTING, SCULPTURE, OR PHOTOGRAPH)

     

    Artist’s Lastname, Firstname (or username).  Title of Work. Medium of the work.  Citation format for website. Date of

                    access.

     

    Young, Robert.  Marie Antoinette’s Model Village.  Photograph.  Flicker.com.  2011.  Web. 2 Nov. 2011.

     

     

    CITING WEB PUBLICATIONS  (adapted from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  7th ed.)

     

    You should look for these items when citing a Web publication.  Not every site will include all of these.  Check the homepages of the sites you use.

     

    Author

    Article name

    Website title

    Any version numbers (posting dates, volumes, etc.)

    Publisher name and date

    Page numbers (if available)

    Medium of publication

    Date you accessed the material

     

    Common abbreviations:

    n.p.                  =          no publisher or sponsor given

    n.d.                  =          no publication date given

     

    Citing a Web site:

    Editor, author,  or compiler name (if available).  Name of Site.  Version number.  Name of

                    institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation.

                    Medium of publication.  Date of access.

     

    Poets.org.  Academy of American Poets, 2011.  Web. 20 Oct. 2011.

     

    Citing an page/article on a Web site:

    Editor, author,  or compiler name (if available).  “Article Title.”  Name of Site.  Version number.  Name of

                    institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation.

                    Medium of publication.  Date of access.

     

    Harkins, Bob. “Chasing the Dream:  A Long, Rough Road.”  NBC Sports. NBC Universal, 2011.  Web. 2 Nov. 2011.

     

    Citing an article for Alabama Virtual Library:

    Click “Cite” on the Tools menu to the right of the opened article.  Scroll down to see MLA format.

     

    All information adapted from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers  Seventh Edition