MLA Format Quick Sheet

BOOKS

One author: Last name, first name. Title in Italics. City of publication: Publisher, copyright date. Print.

Austen, Jane. Pride and prejudice. New York: Penguin, 2009. Print.

Two authors: Last name, first name, and second author’s full name. Title in Italics. City of publication: Publisher, copyright date. Print.

Jones, Arthur, and Simon Smith. Evergreens. Boston: Brown and Michaels, 2011. Print.

Three authors: Last name, first name, full name and full name. Title in Italics. City of publication: Publisher, Copyright date. Print.

Welles, Orson, Sam Smith and Joan Deveres. Gone with the valley. Pueblo: Southwest, 2009. Print.

More than three authors: Last name, first name, et al. Title in Italics. City of publication: Publisher, copyright date. Print.

Evans, George, et al. Boston on foot. Boston: Harvard Press, 1899. Print.

CDs

Artist. Title of sound recording in Italics. Production company, year.

Eminem. Recovery. Aftermath Records, 2010. CD.

If you need to cite a specific song, add the title in quotation marks.

Eminem. “I’m not afraid.” Recovery. Aftermath Records, 2010. CD.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Author’s name. “Title of article.” Title of magazine in Italics, date: Pages. Print.

Patterson, James. “We can get our kids reading.”Time 11 Dec. 2011: 26-27. Print.

VIDEO RECORDINGS

Title of VHS or DVD in Italics. Director’s name. Distributor. Copyright date. Videocassette (or DVD).

The Best Years of Our Lives. Dir. William Wyler. Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1946. DVD.

GALE DATABASES

When you use the Gale Databases to get information you’ll be glad to know that a citation is included at the end of each article. All you have to do is click on Citation Tools in the upper right corner and then click Save. It will open as a document, so from there you can copy and paste the citation.

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA

You’re going to love this!! At the top of each article is a tab that says Cite Article. Just click it and it will have the citation set up, all you have to do is copy and paste to your Bibliography or Citation List.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Author’s name (if available, if not go to tile). “Posting Title.“ Name of Site. Date of creation (if available). Web. Date of your access. URL, if available.

17 Mar. 2007. Web. 04 Jan. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo>.