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A bibliography page is required for almost any research paper.  Below is a list of different information sources and how they would look in the MLA writing style.

 

Books    Encyclopedia    Interview    Magazine    Newspaper    Internet     Videos/DVDs

 

Books
  • One author

Last name, First name.  Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.

Paulsen, Gary.  Hatchet.  New York: Puffin Books, 1987.

  • Editor instead of author

Last name, First name., ed.  Title of book.  Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.

Simons, Gerald., ed.  Victory in Europe.  New York: Time-Life Books, 1982.

  • Two or more authors

Last name, First name, and First name Last Name.  Title of book.  Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.

Silverstein, Alvin, Virginia Roberts, and Robert Silverstein.  Cystic Fibrosis.  New York: Watts, 1994.

  • Almanacs

"Title of Information."  Title of Almanac.  Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.

"Names of the Days."  World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008.  New York: Funk and Wagnall, 2008.

  • Dictionaries

"Word looked up." Title of dictionary.  copyright date.

"Gazetteer."  Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.  1972.

  • Pamphlets

Name of pamphlet.  [pamphlet]  Publisher of pamphlet, year published.

Historical Mechanicsburg.  [pamphlet]  Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, 2002.

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Encyclopedias

  • Signed Encyclopedia Entry

Last name, First name.  "Title of Encyclopedia entry."  Title of Encyclopedia.  date edited.,  volume number.,  page.

Brookstone, Steven.  "Networking."  World Book Encyclopedia.  2002 ed., vol. 13,  p. 556.

 

  • Unsigned Encyclopedia Entry

"Title of Encyclopedia entry."  Title of Encyclopedia. date edited.,  volume number.,  page.

"The D-Day Invasion."  Compton's Encyclopedia.  2008 ed., vol. 5, p. 67-69.

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Interviews

  • Telephone Interview

Last name of person interviewed, First name.  Telephone Interview.  Date of interview.

Smith, Mary.  Telephone Interview. 5 September 2003.

  • Personal Interview

Last name of person interviewed, First name.  Personal Interview.  Date of interview.

Jones, Bill.  Personal Interview.  3 August 2008.

  • Internet Interview

Last name of person interviewed, First name.  Internet interview.  Date of interview.

Cooper, Marie.  Internet Interview.  20 April 2008.

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Magazines

  • Unsigned Article

"Title of Article."  Magazine Title.  Magazine date: page.

"Fly Fishing."  Field and Stream.  29 August 2002: 31-33.

  • Signed Article

Last name, First name.  "Title of Article."  Magazine Title.  Magazine date: page.

Silvers, Phil.  "The Art of Funny."  People Magazine.  1 September 1996: 34.

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Newspapers

  • Unsigned Article

"Title of Article."  Title of Newspaper  Date of newspaper: page number.

"Related Blackout News."  USA Today  15 August 2003: A6.

  • Signed Article

Last name, First name.  "Title of Article."  Title of Newspaper.  Date of newspaper: page number.

Williams, Brent.  "Parkside Life."  Indianapolis Star.  4 January 2000: E1.

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Internet

  • Database (like Inspire)

"Title of Article."  Magazine Title  volume.issue (day month year):  Database Used.  Company.  Library Name, City, State abbreviation.  Today's Day Month Year <internet address>.

"The big remaining question." Economist 387.2 (10 May 2008): 37. MAS Ultra - School Edition. EBSCO. Shelbyville Middle School, Shelbyville, IN. 25 Aug. 2008 <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=31991461&loginpage=Login.asp&site=src-live>.

  • Signed Websites

Last name, First name. "Website Title."  Available at: complete internet address.  date accessed.

O'Leary, Sean.  "Irish Potato Famine."  Available at: http://www.irishhistory.org/famine.html.  1 August 2003.

  • Unsigned Websites

"Website Title."  Available at: complete internet address. date accessed.

"Shelbyville Central Schools."  Available at: http://www.shelbycs.org.  30 August 2001.

 

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Videos and DVDs

  • Videos and DVDs based on books

Author's last name, First name.  Title of Movie.  [Video or DVD] Producer, date.

London, Jack.  White Fang.  [Video] Prod. Walt Disney Pictures, 1989.

  • Segment in a Series

"Title of Segment."  Series Title.  [Video or DVD] Producer, date.

"Bankrobbing".  The Real West.  [DVD]  Prod. PBS Video, 1999.

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Page Updated 8/30/2008