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Creating a Bibliography
Transcript of Creating a Bibliography
Modern Language Association
Students should be able to find bibliographic information for different types of documents/sources and create in-text citations and a bibliography.
Author name (Last name, First name). Full title.
Publisher name, date of publication.
Weart, Spencer R. The Discovery of Global Warming.
Harvard UP, 2003.
Note: Assume you retrieved this from the Academic Database through the library.
Adler, Ben. “Are Cows Worse Than Cars?” The American Prospect, vol. 19, no. 12, 2008, pp. 28-31.
Academic Search Complete, http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/.
Ideally, you look for the following:
Author’s name (if available)
Title of webpage (specific page/article)
Name of website (overall site)
Name of publisher or sponsor (unless it is the same as the website
Date of access (only if no update date on site)
“Fight Climate Change with Diet Change.” GoVeg.com, PETA, <http://
fightclimatechangewithdietchange.goveg.com>. Accessed 21 March 2010.
In this last example, you’ll notice that we’re missing some information: the author’s name and the posting date. They are not listed on this website, but if they were, they might be at the bottom of the page, so make sure you’re looking everywhere on the site to find it.
HOW TO FORMAT THE
Keep in mind a few things when formatting the Bibliography page:
Alphabetize entries by the authors’ last names or title (if names are not available).
Double-space everything, but don’t include extra spaces between entries (you could also single space the entries with a double space between them).
Each entry should begin flush with the left margin.
Lines after the first are indented one-half inch (or 5 spaces).
Write the word Bibliography at the very top (center it, but don't underline or italicize it).
Include the Bibliography page at the end of your paper, on a new page. It's numbered as if it were a continuation of your essay.
Include all the works you cited in your paper AND those that contributed significantly to your understanding of the topic.
** For our purposes (specifically, this class only!), I want you to HIGHLIGHT the first thing in each bibliography entry in each of your bibliographies this semester. That means only the author's LAST NAME or the ENTIRE ARTICLE TITLE...whatever is the FIRST thing in the entry. You'll be using this to cite the source in your paper.
Rules for Writers MLA Citation Guide:
The blue bordered pages tell you everything you need to know!
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
original Prezi by Dylan Barth / remix by Kris Murphy & Sheryl Debity. Modified even more by Dr. Tenille Nowak!
Title page and publication page
A QUICK NOTE:
You put the title of a book in italics (or you could underline it), and you put the title of an article or essay in quotes.
The title of the article
The title of periodical
The issue, volume, or date information
The page numbers
Database information (if found online)
Medium of publication
Date accessed (if found online)
Course Objectives for Eng. 150/202
To gather and use information from various sources, observation, and interaction;
To learn how to properly document information from primary and secondary sources using the MLA format.
What is plagiarism?
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Author last name, First name. "Article title." Name of site, Publisher/
sponsor, Date of last update, URL. Accessed Date of Access (only if no update).
Plagiarism will result in a zero on the assignment.
This will greatly impact your semester grade!
Used by the Humanities fields.
Easy to learn.
Easy to transpose to another format.
Pages 431-525 tell you everything you need to know about research and MLA citations.
Pg. 488-495 in RW. Also,
pg. 489 specifically.
Citing one or more selections from an anthology
Author of selection's last name, first name. "Title of
selection." Title of anthology/book, edited by names of editors in normal order, publisher, date, pages of selection.
Specifically pg. 492-493 in RW or pg. 491 #35.
Nowak, Tenille. "The Nuances of Rule-Breaking."
Teaching with Harry Potter. Edited by Valerie
Estelle Frankel, McFarland, 2013, pp. 21-31.
Author last name, first name. "Article title." Journal/Magazine/Newspaper Title, Vol. , no. , date, pp.
Database name, URL of database.
Pg. 477-482 in RW.
Specifically pgs. 480-481.
For a short work on a website (most frequently used): pg. 496 #48 in RW (see the list on pg. 497). Most other types of websites are on pg. 495-498.
Please note! The title of the website and the publisher/sponsor are SOMETIMES very similar, but usually not! If they ARE the same, put ONLY the name of the site (underlined or italicized).
Also, not all website titles have .com as part of them. LOOK CAREFULLY.
Pg. 441-445 RW.
Pg. 524-525 RW.