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  1. MLA Format - Electronic Databases • Entry for an Information Database Journal Article • This entry includes six main divisions: • Author’s name • Title of article • Title of journal followed by volume, issue, year, and pages • Name of Database • Electronic publisher or service for the Database (if provided) • Name and location of subscribing library • Access date and URL • For example: • Chatterjee, Bela. “Cyberpornography, Cyberidentities and Law.” • International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 14.1 • (2000): 89-93. MasterFILE Premier. Ebsco. L.A. Mission • College Lib., Sylmar. 13 Feb. 2001 <http://www.proquest.com>.

  2. Author’s Name • Type the author’s last name first (comma) and then the rest of the name and end with a period. • Chatterjee, Bela. • Title of article • Type the title of the article in quotations using title case and end with a period inside the quotations. • “Cyberpornography, Cyberidentities and Law.” • Title of journal and volume, issue, year, and pages • Type the title of the journal underlined or italicized using title case followed by volume and issue • and the year in parentheses (colon) then page numbers and end with a period. • International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 14.1 (2000): 89-93. • Name of database and Section of database • Type the name of the database underlined or italicized (period) then the section (period) • MasterFILE Premier. Ebsco. • Name and Location of subscribing Library • Type the name of the college library (abbreviate Lib.)(comma) then the city (period) • L.A. Mission College Lib., Sylmar. • Access date and URL • Type the date you found the article day month (abbreviated period) year (period) and URL in < > (period) • 13 Mar. 2001. <http: search.epnet.com> .

  3. Quiz 1 Place the following information in the correct order for a Works Cited entry for a journal from an online database source. Be sure to check all punctuation and formatting (underlines, indentation, title case). Title:Grassroots organizing with homeless people: a participatory research approach. Source: Journal of Social Issues, Spring 1996 v52 n1 p111 (11) Author(s): Susan Yeich Database: Expanded Academic ASAP (Section: Infotrac) Access date: 3/13/2001 Database accessed at LA Mission College Yeich, Susan. “Grassroots Organizing with Homeless People: A Participatory Research Approach.” Journal of Social Issues 52.1 (1996): 111-121. Expanded Academic ASAP. Infotrac. L.A. Mission College Lib., Sylmar. 13 Mar. 2001. <http://search.epnet.com>.

  4. Quiz 2 Place the following information in the correct order for a Works Cited entry for a journal from an online database source. Be sure to check all punctuation and formatting (underlines, indentation, title case). Title:Scientists debating future of hormone replacement Source: from the New York Times newpaper, on October 23, 2002 page A20 Author(s): Gina Kolata Database: ProQuest Access date: 8/2/2007 Database accessed at LA Mission College URL http://www.proquest.com Kolata, Gina. “Scientists Debating Future of Hormone Replacement.” New York Times 23 Aug. 2007: A20 National Newpapers (5). ProQuest. L.A. Mission College Lib., Sylmar. 13 Mar. 2001. <http://www.proquest.com/>.

  5. Quiz 3 Place the following information in the correct order for a Works Cited entry for a journal from an online database source. Be sure to check all punctuation and formatting (underlines, indentation, title case). Title:Boys’ emotional needs: Is growing up tougher for boys than for girls? Source: from the CQ Researcher database, on June 18, 1999 Author(s): Sarah Glazer Database: CQ Researcher Online, CQ Press section Access date: 3/2/2004 Database accessed at LA Mission College URL http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher Glazer, Sarah. “Is Growing Up Tougher for Boys Than for Girls?” CQ Researcher 18 June 1999. CQ Researcher L.A. Mission College Lib., Sylmar. Online. CQ Press. 2 Mar. 2004. <http://library.cqpress.com/ cqresearcher>. NOTE: when possible, break the URL at a / or symbol %