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MLA Documentation of Sources on a Works Cited Page

 

 

What is meant by documentation? In a research paper documentation means to identify
any source information used within the document and give credit to the source(s) used.
 

 

MLA Guidelines for Works Cited Citations for Articles from On-line Databases:

*Typically, information needs to be documented in the following order:
author (last name first), article title
(in quotes), publication title (underlined), date, and page(s).
 

*Other information such as volume and issue numbers is needed for journals;
newspaper citations often need to identify the section and the edition, if such
information is given.
 


Examples of MLA Works Cited Citations for Articles from an On-Line Database:


A newspaper article citation from an on-line database:

 

Broad, William J. “Top astronaut safety official warned of safety on Mir, but says NASA

ignored him. The New York Times 28 May 1998: A18(N), A20(L).
            General Reference Center. On-Line. 7 May 2000. Infotrac.

 

A magazine article citation from an on-line database:

 

Meier, Andrew. “Cash-poor Moscow lays plans to ground Mir.” Time 20 July 1998: 16.

Expanded Academic Index ASAP. On-line. 7 May 2000. Infotrac.

 

A journal article citation from an on-line database:

 

Lyapustin, Alexei I., and T. Z. Muldashev. “Multiangle monitoring of atmospheric

aerosol and surface reflectance from MIR station.”
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
37.1
(Jan. 1999): 589+. Expanded Academic ASAP. On-line. 7 May 2000.
Infotrac.


Sample “Works Cited” Page:

 

The list of references (Works Cited sample) below is based on the above citations
and has been formatted according to the following MLA guidelines:

 

Works Cited

Broad, William J. “Top astronaut safety official warned of safety on Mir, but says NASA

ignored him. The New York Times 28 May 1998: A18(N), A20(L).
            General Reference Center. On-Line. 7 May 2000. Infotrac.

Lyapustin, Alexei I., and T. Z. Muldashev. “Multiangle monitoring of atmospheric

aerosol and surface reflectance from MIR station.” IEEE Transactions on
Geoscience and Remote Sensing
37.1 (Jan. 1999): 589+.
Expanded Academic ASA
P. On-line. 7 May 2000. Infotrac.

Meier, Andrew. “Cash-poor Moscow lays plans to ground Mir.” Time 20 July 1998: 16.

Expanded Academic Index ASAP. On-line. 7 May 2000. Infotrac.