West Forsyth Library - Citations Quick Guide
BOOK / BOOK WITH AN EDITOR:
For most books, arrange the information into three units, each followed by a period and one space: (1) the author’s name; (2) the title and subtitle, underlined or italicized; and (3) the place of publication, publisher, and the date, and format.
Barker, Clive. Ararat.
Craig, Patricia, ed. The
Author. “Selection title.” Title of Anthology. Editor. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Pages. Print.
Desai, Anita. "Scholar and Gypsy." The
Author (if named). “Article title.” Title of encyclopedia. Edition. Year of Publication. Print.
Author (if signed). “Article title.” Title of collection. Editor. Volume. Place of
Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print.
Many databases provide citation options. Citations for sources accessed through subscription databases should contain the information for the original source first, then the name of the database, italicized; the medium; and the date of access.
Walker, Christopher O., and Barbara A. Greene. "The relations between student motivational beliefs and cognitive engagement in high school." The Journal of Educational Research 102.6 (2009): 463+.
Hayes, Carolyn A. “Chapter 3: Inquiring Minds Want to Know All About Detergent Enzymes.” Exemplary Science in Grades 9-12: Standards-based Success Stories. 2005: 25-32.
WORLD WIDE WEB:
Begin with the name of the author, editor, or corporate author and the title of the short work with quotation marks; title of the site, italicized; sponsor of the site; the date of publication or last update; the medium (“Web”); and the date of access. The URL is no longer necessary but it may be required by some instructors
Author or Corporate Author (if available). "Title of Article." Title of Site. Name of Sponsoring Organization. Date of Publication. Web. Date of Access.
Smith, Sue. "Favorites of the Decades." Jazz in the French Quarter. New
Milton, John. Paradise Lost:
For additional MLA citation information:
Hacker, Diane. Documenting Sources in MLA Style: 2009 Update / A Hacker Handbook Supplement. St. Martins: