MLA Documentation. Documenting Sources using mla format. MLA Paper Format. *In MLA, there are five sections of special formatting for a paper: 1. Document Settings 2. Page Header 3. Title Block 4. Citations 5. Works Cited List. Document Settings.
Documenting Sources using mla format
*In MLA, there are five sections of special formatting for a paper:
1. Document Settings
2. Page Header
3. Title Block
5. Works Cited List
Jane Smith Smith 1
June 15, 2011
Title of Article
The experience of the wife of a pilot was an isolated one. According to Wolfe, “Sometimes, when the young wife of a fighter pilot would have a little reunion with the girls she went to school with, an odd fact would dawn on her; they had not been going to funerals” (22).
Note: If the author’s name had not been used in the sentence, the citation would look like this: (Wolfe 22).
A government website:
The U.S. business of telecommunications equipment now has more than 1500 companies (“Telecommunications Equipment”).
A database article:
--The source is listed by the author of the database article.
According to Barrera, bilingual education leads to higher test scores in other subjects (72).
Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Farrar, 1979. Print.
Margaret Sanger Papers Project. History Dept., New York U,
18 Oct. 2000. Web. 15 June 2011.
A Government Website:
Title of article>Website title>Updated>sponsor>Source>Access Date.
"Telecommunications Equipment FY99: IMI981113." STAT-USA. 1999. STAT USA. Web. 15
Author (last name first)>Title of article>Journal title>Volume, Issue>Year> Page numbers>Database name>Medium>Date of access (inverted).
Barrera, RebecaMaría. “A Case for Bilingual Education.” Scholastic Parent and Child Nov.-
Dec. 2004: 72-73. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 June 2011.
Hacker, Diana and Barbara Fister. “MLA List of Works Cited.” Research and Documentation
Online: Fifth Edition. n.d. Web. June 14th, 2011.http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch08_s1-0011.html
“MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab. 2011. Web. June 14th, 2011. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/