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1 MLA Citation Overview of Website, Database, and Book Sources

2 Websites Last name, First name. “Name of article.” Title of website. Name of institution/ company affiliated with website, date of source creation. Medium of publication. Date of access. Toothman, Jessica and Scott Aldous. “How Solar Cells Work.” How Stuff Works. Discovery Company, Web. 21 September

3 Databases Databases should follow the format of their print counterpart (if you find a magazine source in a database, follow the magazine format for a print source). When using UDLibSearch, the source citation is provided for you at the end of each article. Format example: Last name, First name. “Title of article”. Title of Journal, volume number/edition number: page number. Name of Database. Medium of Publication. Date of Access.

4 Book (Print or eBook) Last name, first name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Print Example: Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Print. eBook Example: Tabak, John. Wind and Water. New York: Facts on File, Inc., Web.

5 Practice Website: “2011 Hurricane Names” Website (no author) “Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names”

6 Answers “2011 Hurricane Names” Chapple, Renee. “2011 Hurricane Names.” About.com Miami. The New York Times Company, Web. 21 September 2011.

7 Answers “Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names” “Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names.” National Weather Service National Hurricane Center. NOAA, 9 September Web. 21 September tml tml Variations: Could have used National Weather Service OR National Hurricane Center for “name of website”


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