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MLA Citation Format

Not only is it polite to name your sources, it also protects you from plagiarism accusations! Show the reader you've gathered the legitimate materials to make your case.

NOTE: A Bibliography lists all the sources you used in preparing and writing your paper, while a Works Cited page lists only the sources you cited. Check with your teacher to see which is best for your assignment.

1. Citing an interview conducted by the researcher (you):

Person Interviewed. Type of Interview (personal, telephone, email, etc.). Date.

Faison, Beverly. Personal interview. 15 February 2005.

2. Citing a website:

You may not find all this information on the site, but be sure to include as much as you can.

Title of the Site. Editor. Date and/or Version Number. Name of Sponsoring Institution. Date of Access

Voices from the Gap. 2003. University of Minnesota. 30 January 2005.

3. Citing a newspaper article:

Author. "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper Date, edition: Page(s).

Torres, Tiffany. “Violence in Schools.” Daily News 12 January 2005, 33: A1.

4. Citing a book:

Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Polanco, Edward. A Day at the Circus. New York: Random House, 2005.

5. Citing a magazine article:

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Date: Page(s).

Ramirez, Anybelkis. “How to become an English Professor.” Vibe 12 November 2004: 11-21.

6. Citing a video recording:

Title. Director, Producer, and/or Writer. Medium. Distributor, Year.

Gangsta Glory. Writ., dir, and prod. Jeremy Johnson. Videocassette. EBC Vision, 2004.

7. Citing a television program:

“Name of Episode.” Title of Show. Credits writ, dir, prod, etc. Station. City. Date.

"Scandal." Law and Order. Writ., Michael Wilkerson, Dir., Kyli Ingram, prod., Tiffany Staton. NBC. Los Angeles. 7 Sept 2004.

To find citation formats for other types sources, refer to the MLA Style Manual.


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