Presentation on theme: "MLA Bibliography Format. Purpose of the Annotation Describe the content of the source Describe the usefulness of the source Describe the intended audience."— Presentation transcript:
MLA Bibliography Format
Purpose of the Annotation Describe the content of the source Describe the usefulness of the source Describe the intended audience Evaluate the credibility of the source Discuss the writer’s background
1) Basic form of a book with an authorSidel, Ruth. On Her Own: Growing Up in the Shadows of the American Dream. New York: Penguin, Last name First name CommaPeriod Title: underlined & capitalized PeriodColon Comma Publisher Year of Publication Place of Publication Indent: five spaces
2)A Book with Two or More Authors Use the authors’ names in the order they appear in the book. Separate the names with commas. Reverse the order of only the first author’s names. Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: U of Chicago P, Second author’s name, not reversed
3) Books with FOUR OR MORE Authors Either list all the names or use the first author’s name followed by “et al.” Bootzin, Richard R., et al. Psychology Today: An Introduction. New York: Random, 1986.
4) Books with Editor or Editors Use abbreviation “ed.” or “eds.” preceded by a comma, after the name(s) of the editor(s). Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. Classic Slave Narrative. New York: NAL, WITH FOUR OR MORE EDITORS, use only the name of the first editor followed by a comma and “et al.”
5) Book with No Author List and alphabetize by the title of the book. The Chicago Manual of Style. 14 th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.
Include as much of the following information as possible: Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Web Site or Home Page. Date of Access.
Kroloff, Charles A. "54 Ways You Can Help the Homeless." Earthsystems.org Home Page. 26 Mar Last name First name Title of the article Title of web site Date of Access Electronic address
Author's Last Name, First Name (if given). "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Publication Date: Page(s).
ARTICLE WITH AUTHOR'S NAME Charles, N. "The Will to Win." People Weekly 28 Sept. 1998: Last name Initial, standing for first name Title of the article Title of the magazine, periodical… Page numbers Publication Date Colon Period
ARTICLE WITHOUT AUTHOR'S NAME "New Human Retrovirus." Science News. 26 Dec. 1987: 391. Title of the article Title of the magazine, periodical… Page numbers Publication Date Period Colon