How to make a Works Consulted Page

ANTHOLOGIES (Books)

INTERNAL CITATIONS

BLOGS

ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS

BOOKS PAINTING/PHOTOGRAPH
CD-ROMS  FROM BOOKS
Email PICTURES
INTERVIEW PRIMARY RESOURCES
(From American Memory Database)
 
MAGAZINES

PRINT ENCYCLOPEDIA

MULTI-VOLUME WORK WEB PAGES
NEWSPAPERS  
   
ONLINE DATABASES  
Ebscohost  
Gale Student Resource SAMPLE WORKS CITED PAGE
   

NOTE: There has been a revision in the MLA style.  Please look carefully at the examples as many of them have changed.  For instance the type of medium is now included and the use of url's for Web sites are no longer included.

A Works Consulted page should always be found at the end of any paper if you have used resources outside your own brain! A Works Consulted page provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and be able to read any sources you used in your research.

Basic Rules for Works Consulted pages:

    1. The author's last name comes before the author's first name. Example: Brown, Ronald.
    2. If a work has more than one author, flip only the first author’s name, follow it with a comma, then continue listing the rest of the authors: Brown, Ronald, and Linda Smith.
    3. Alphabetize your sources by the authors’ last names. If no author is given for a particular work, alphabetize by the title of the work. See sample Works Consulted page for an example.
    4. The first line of each entry in your list should be at the left margin. Following lines should be indented one-half inch (or 5 spaces). This is known as a "hanging indent".
    5. All references should be double-spaced.

Italicized Titles:

Italicize the names of books, plays, poems published as books, periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals), Web sites, online databases, film, television and radio broadcasts, compact discs, audiocassettes, and works of visual art.

Titles in Quotation Marks

Use quotation marks for the titles of articles, essays, stories and poems published within larger works, chapters of books, pages in Web sites, and individual episodes of television and radio broadcasts.

BLOGS

FORMAT:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of the Work".  Web log post.Title of Overall Website. Version or Edition. Publisher or 

    Sponsor of the Cite (if not available, use N.p.). Date of Publication (day, month, year) (if not available, use n.d.)

     Medium of Publication (Web).  Date of Access (day, month, year). URL (optional but recommended)

EXAMPLE:

Beth. "Oh My Aching Head". Web log post. Judging the Books. Blogger.com. 11 Aug. 2009. Web. 12 Dec. 2009.

      http://judgingthebooks.blogspot.com/ 

BOOKS

FORMAT:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Name

of Publisher, Date of Publication. Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

Few, Roger. Guide to Endangered Animals. New York: Macmillan, 1993. Print.

 

BOOK BY TWO or MORE AUTHORS

FORMAT:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name, and Author's First Name and Last Name.  Title of Book. City of

     Publication: Date of Publication. Type of medium.     

EXAMPLE:

Broer, Lawrence R., and Gloria Holland. Hemingway and Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice. 

     Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama, 2002. Print

 

 

ANTHOLOGIES (BOOKS)

FORMAT:

Editor's Last Name, Editor's First Name,  ed.  Title of book.  City of Publication:  Name of

       Publisher, Date of Publication. Type of medium.

  

EXAMPLE:

Feldman, Paula R.,  ed.  British Women Poets of the Romantic Era.  Baltimore: 

       Johns Hopkins UP, 1997. Print.

CD-ROM DATABASES

FORMAT:

Author’s last name, Author’s first name. (if available) Title of Publication.

 Edition or version (if available). Place of publication: Name of publisher, Date of publication. Medium

EXAMPLE:

The San Diego Zoo Presents; the Animals.  Navato, California:

Mindscape Inc., 1994. CD-ROM.

 

 

E-MAIL

FORMAT: 

Name of the Writer. "Title of the message (taken from the subject line)." Description

of the message including the recipient's name. Date of the message. Type of Medium.

Boyle, Anthony T. "Re:Utopia." Message to Daniel J. Cahill. 21 June 1997. E-mail.

 

EBSCOHOST

FORMAT:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name.  "Title of Article."  Title of Magazine. 

          Date of Publication: page-page. Title of Database.  Name of Database

          Publisher.  Library Accessed From.  Date of Access.

       

Example:

Mathews, Terry.  "Inventing Nairobi".  National Geographic.  Jan. 2006: 1-1.

          Middle Search Plus.  Ebscohost.  Mariemont Junior High School Library,.

          10 Jan. 2006.

        

 

GALE GOLD SOURCES

 

CITING GALE REFERENCE MATERIAL

"Addams, Jane." U*X*L Biographies. Online ed.  Detroit: UXL, 2003. Student Resource Center - Gold.

            Gale. Mariemont Junior High School Library,  21 September 2004

            <http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/SRC>.

CITING MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL ARTICLES FROM GALE

Thomas, Vanessa. "Listening to Solar Activity." Astronomy  (February 2004): 28.

            Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale.  Mariemont Junior High School Library,

             20 April 2004 <http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/SRC>.

 CITING NEWSPAPER ARTICLES FROM GALE

Olin, Dirk. "Ethnomathematics." New York Times 23 February 2003: 23. Student Resource Center - Gold.

              Gale.  Mariemont Junior High School Library,  27 May 2004

            <http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/SRC>.

 

                                                         INTERVIEW

FORMAT:

Name of person you interviewed.  Kind of interview (Personal interview,

          Telephone interview).  Date of interview.

EXAMPLE:

Pei, I. M.  Personal interview.  22 July 2002.

 

 

MAGAZINES

FORMAT:

Author’s Last name, Author’s First Name. "Title of Article."  Title of Magazine

Date: Page numbers. Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

Begley, Sharon. "Survival by Handout." National Wildlife Jan. 1997: 52-57. Print.

 

MULTI-VOLUME WORKS

FORMAT:

Author's last name, Author's first name.  "Title of Article or Section in Book." Title of Book. Ed. First then last

 name of editor. Edition if any. Volume number used. Place of publication, Year of publication. Pages used.

Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

Edelman, Ron. "1900s Film and Theater." Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms. Ed. Sara Pendergast et al.

Vol. 1. Farmington, MI, 2002. 33-36. Print.

NEWSPAPERS

FORMAT:

Author’s last name, Author’s first name. "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper.

Date : Section page. Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

McKay, Peter A.. "Stocks Feel the Dollar's Weight." Wall Street Journal.

 4 M. Dec. 2006 : C1+. Print

 

ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS

FORMAT:

"Title of article".. Name of Reference Database. Title of Publisher, Date of Publication. Type of medium. Date of

access

EXAMPLE:

"Panda Bears." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2008.  Web.

27 Dec. 1999 <

PAINTING OR PHOTOGRAPH FROM PRINT SOURCE

FORMAT:

Artist if available.  Title of painting or Photograph. Date.

     Original source. Title of Book.  by Name of author. City of               

     Publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Page number. Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

 Asch Building. 1911. United Press International. The Triangle Shirtwaist

     Fire. by Corinne J. Naden. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1971. 17. Print.

 

FORMAT:

Untitled photographs from a book.  Citation goes directly under the pasted photograph.

Fig. ?. Description of what the picture depicts, from author's first name and then last name,

     Name of the Book (City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Date) Page Number. Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

Fig. 5. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building, from John Doe, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

     (New York: Acme Publishing, Inc., 2003) 56.  Print.

      

PICTURE

FORMAT:

Citing An Online Image or Series of Images  (i.e. Internet)

          Artist if available. "Description or title of image." Date of image (if no date is given, use n.d.). Title of larger

         site. Type of medium. Date of download. 

EXAMPLE:

Smith, Greg. "Rhesus Monkeys in the Zoo." n. d.  Monkey Picture Gallery.

         Web. 3 May 2003. 

 

 

PRINT ENCYCLOPEDIA

FORMAT:

Author’s last name, author’s first name (if known). "Title of the Article." Title of

Encyclopedia. Edition  (if applicable). Date. Type of medium.

EXAMPLE:

Harper, Edward. "Berlin." Encyclopedia Americana. International ed. 1999. Print.

 

 

 

                                                         WEB PAGES

Author's Name. "Title of Article/Document." Title of Website. Publisher or sponsor of the site,(Use N.p. if none avail.)

          Date of pub. or latest update (if none avail. use n.d.). Type of medium. Date of access (day, month, and year).

EXAMPLES:

Quade, Alex. "Elite Team Rescues Troops Behind Enemy Lines. "  CNN.com.  Cable News Network,

19 Mar. 2007. Web. 15 May 2008.

 

INTERNAL CITATIONS

You must indicate to your readers not only what works you used in writing your paper but also what you took from each source and where in the work you found this material.  Usually the author's last name and a page reference are enough to identify the source and the location from which you borrowed the material.

EXAMPLE:

Medieval Europe was a place both of "raids, pillages, slavery, and extortion" and of "traveling merchants, monetary exchange, towns if not cities, and active markets in grain" (Townsend 10).

The paranthetical reference "(Townsend 10)" indicates that the quotations come from page 10 of a work by Townsend.  Since you provided the last name, readers will be able to locate the source in your list of works cited at the end of your paper.

Townsend, Robert M. The Medieval Village Economy. Princeton: Princeton UP,1993. Print.

 

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