As a rule of thumb… You need… Author Name Title of source Publication City Publisher Copyright date
First… Figure out what type of source you have Book Short story Journal Magazine Newspaper Reference (dictionary, encyclopedia etc) Web Page Online Article
For Books… Author. Title. Publication City: Publisher, Copyright date. Marquart, James W., Sheldon Ekland Olson, and John R. Sorenson. The Rope, The Chair and the Needle. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.
For Websites…. Author (if given). “Title of web page or article.” Title of Web Site. Date it was posted or copyright date. Who owns the site. Access date
Your Turn! Take the information below and put into MLA format. http://www.shoelessjoejackson.com Title of site: Shoeless Joe Jackson: The Official Website Author: Todd Petelle Copyright Date: January 10, 2003 Owner of site: CMG Worldwide Title of page accessed: About Shoeless Joe Jackson:Biography Date accessed: November 23, 2008
Anything Missing on Yours? Petelle, Todd. “About Shoeless Joe Jackson: Biography.” Shoeless Joe Jackson: The Official Web Site. 10 Jan. 2003. CMG Worldwide. 23 Nov. 2008.http://www.shoelessjoejackson.com
What about the annotation? An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited and to explain how it was used in research.
Annotated Bibliography Petelle, Todd. “About Shoeless Joe Jackson: Biography.” Shoeless Joe Jackson: The Official Web Site. 10 Jan. 2003. CMG Worldwide. 23 Nov. 2008. This site was used to obtain vital information regarding Joe Jackson including biography information, statistics, quotes and career highlights. This website is maintained by the business representatives of Joe Jackson’s estate.
Remember these while compiling your sources… Make sure you are using MLA style Make sure you are using the correct way to site for your source (i.e.. Book, internet, book with 2 authors, etc.) List should be alphabetized according to the 1 st letter in each entry
Remember these while compiling your sources… DO NOT number the entries Dates given in day month format… 24 November 2008 It should be titled “Annotated Bibliography”