How To Do Bibliography Cards For Books

MLA: Encyclopedia

How to Cite an Encyclopedia in Print in MLA

Be sure to include the name of author (if given), the name of the article, the name of the reference book, the edition, and the year of publication. If the reference book is well known, do not include the publication information.

Structure:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Encyclopedia Name. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). Print.

Examples:

McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. "Insects." Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007. 170-71. Print

Posner, Rebecca. "Romance Languages." The Encyclopedia Britannica: Macropedia. 15th ed. 1987. Print.

How to Cite an Encyclopedia Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Encyclopedia Name. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. "Insects." Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007. Google Books. Web. 2 Jan. 2010.

Hassler, Warren W. "American Civil War." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., n.d. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.

How to Cite an Encyclopedia on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title" Encyclopedia Name. Ed. First M. Last. Vol. Volume. City: Publisher, Year Published. Database Name. Web Date Month Year.

Examples:

Holmes, Heather. "Advertising of Food" Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Ed. Solomon H. Katz. Vol. 1. New York: Scribner's, 2003. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 2 July 2010.

Bunson, Margaret R. "Historical Overview." Encyclopedia on Ancient Egypt. 3rd ed. New York: Infobase, 2012. Xii-Xv. Gale Cengage Catalog. Web. 4 Jan. 2013.

Make sure to:

  • Choose if the source was published directly online or originally in print.
  • Find the date that the article was electronically published.
  • For well-known reference works, it is not necessary to include full publication information.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite an Encyclopedia in MLA format.

Presentation on theme: "Format of the Bibliography Cards for books"— Presentation transcript:

1 Format of the Bibliography Cards for books
Name of the author (last name first)Title of the book (underlined)Place of publication (city)Name of the publisherYear of publication (most recent year)PLEASE NOTE: A comma is placed between the author’s last and first names. A period is placed after the author’s name and the book’s title. Be sure to underline the book’s title. Notice that a colon is placed after the city and a comma is inserted between the publisher and the year. Finally, a period is placed after the year.5Kusche, Lawrence David. The Bermuda Triangle Mystery – Solved. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.Thank you to Erin McNeil at MJHS for her slides 

2 If you use an encyclopedia, record the following information:
Name of the author of the article (if there is one)Title of the article (in quotation marks)Title of the encyclopedia (underlined)Year of publication (edition)2Burgess, Robert F. “The Bermuda Triangle.” World Book Encyclopedia ed.

3 If you use information from an established, credible website, record the following information:
Name of the author (if there is one)Title of the article (in quotation marks)Title of the site (underlined)Editor and date written, if availableName of sponsoring institutionDate you access the information on the InternetURL < >4Gordon, James Stewart. “What’s the Truth About the Bermuda Triangle?” All You Need to Know about Bermuda. July Bermuda Tourism Office. 18 March 2006 <www.ilovebermuda.com>Website Article


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