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Sample Citations for Popular Sources

Citing a print book with one author in MLA style

Works Cited List:

Author Surname, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher Name, Publication Date. Format.
         Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Chicago: Signet Classics, 2002. Print.

In-text Citation: (Bronte 201)

Citing a journal with one author, from a library-subscription full-text database in MLA style

Citing a journal article with one author, from a library-subscription full-text database

Works Cited List:
Author Surname, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Journal volume #.issue # (year): page numbers.
      Database. Format. Date retrieved.
Sutela, James. “Thomas King’s Trickster.” English Studies in Canada 34.1 (1999): 234-253. Literature Online.
       Web. 5 Feb. 2009.

In-text Citation: (Sutela 240)

Citing a journal article that has been reprinted

Citing a journal article reprinted in the online database Literature Criticism Online

Works Cited List:

Author Last name, First name. “Title of the Article.” Name of Original Journal volume.issue (year):page numbers.

         Rpt. in Series Title. Ed. First name last name of Editor. Volume #. City of Publication: Publisher, Year.
         Page numbers. Name of the Database. Format. Date retrieved.

Aizenberg, Edna. “Borges, Postcolonial Precursor.” World Literature Today 66.1 (1992): 21-26.

         Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism.   Ed. James P. Draper. Vol. 83. Detroit: Gale, 1994. 191-94.
         Literature Criticism Online. Web. 5 Sept. 2008.

In-text Citation: (Aizenberg 23)

*If the source you find in Literature Criticism online has been reprinted from a BOOK, you will need to adapt the example above. Take the “citing a print book” and adapt it to this example.

 

Citing a previously published article, reprinted in a print reference book

Works Cited List:
Author Last name, First name. “Title of the Article.” Name of Original Journal volume.issue (year):page numbers.
          Rpt. In Series Title. Editor. First name last name. Volume. City of Publication: Publisher, Year.
          Page numbers. Format

Smith, Jane. “Why Children’s Literature Matters.” World Literature Today 66.1 (1992): 21-26. Rpt. in

          Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. James P. Draper. Vol. 83. Detroit: Gale, 1994. 191-94. Print.

In-text Citation: (Smith 23)

Tips on annotated bibliographies

Writing an Annotated Bibliography – Solid information from the University of Toronto

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography – Great advice from Memorial University Library

Annotated Bibliography Samples - Look at the MLA example to see what an annotation looks like

    What You Need to Know About Citation

    Citation is stating where you got your information.

    The reasons you cite:

    • To give credit where credit is due – to avoid plagiarizing
    • To give information about a source so people (i.e. your instructor) can find it

    You need to cite:

    • In the paper (in-text citations)
    • At the end (reference list)

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