MLA Formatting and Style
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL is a great guide. However, the feature to "Cite your source automatically..." (citation machine) is an advertisement for an online service NOT recommended by our library.
GUIDES IN THE LIBRARY
Find the MLA Handbook on the first floor of the library:
IN-TEXT CITATION: WITHIN YOUR PAPER
As you write, you will create citations in the text of your paper, to let the reader know when you are using someone else's thoughts.
Some styles use footnotes, other styles use endnotes or parenthetical citations (see citation styles).
BIBLIOGRAPHY/SOURCES CITED: AT THE END
At the end of your paper, you'll provide a complete list of all of the sources you used to write it.
Include everything you used, whether you specifically quoted or cited it in the text of your paper or not.
Depending on the citation style you're using, this may be called "Bibliography," "Works Cited," or "References."
Great video from the University of Bergen in Norway (bonus: subtitles!)
An annotated bibliography has many elements. Below are some of the elements you should use to create each entry for your annotated biblgiography.
CITE THE INFORMATION IF:
YOU DON'T NEED TO CITE IF:
Still not sure? Check out this page on how to avoid plagiarism.