When citing a source within your paragraph, do so by following your statement or quote with (Author Page Number)
Example: "Egyptian doctors also relied on practical knowledge. They knew how to check a person's heart rate by feeling for a pulse in different parts of the body (Beck 39)."
Works Cited Page:
A list of works cited has all the sources that contributed ideas and information to your paper. (It is the same as a "bibliography.") It is arranged in alphabetical order by whatever the first word is: the authors' last names or, if a source doesn't list an author, by the first word of the title (ignore "A," "An," and "The").
How To for Different Sources:
Last name, First name of author. Title of Book. City where published: Name of Publisher, year published. Print.
Example: Parke, Ross. Fathers. Cambridge: Havard University Press, 2000. Print.
BOOK WITH TWO OR MORE EDITORS, NOT THE FIRST EDITION (your textbook!)
Last name, First name of first author, and first name last name second author, eds. Title of Book. Edition. City where published: Name of Publisher, year published. Print.
Example: McKee, Lorna, and Margaret O'Brien, eds. The Father Figure. 3rd ed. New York: Tavistock, 2002. Print.
Last name, First name of author (if given). "Title of Article." Name of Magazine Date of issue: page numbers. Print.
Example: Gold, Jeannye. "When Fathers Raise Children Alone." U.S. News and World Report. 12 Apr. 1999: 51-52. Print.
Works Cited -- ONLINE SOURCES FROM THE WEB
Web newspaper article with author (name of publisher follows title of source, so Washington Post repeats)
Willison, Marilyn Murray. "Family Issues." Washington Post. Washington Post, 1 May 2009. Web. 6 May 2009.
Web encyclopedia, no author given
"Parent." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. Web.
13 Mar. 2009.
World Wide Web site
(Give the specific page's title in quotation marks, then general title of web site in italics. Give publisher after that.)
Sheppard, Lisa. "Father Involvement Shows Positive Outcomes." Urban
Programs Resource Network. University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign. Apr. 2001. Web. 29 May 2009.
World Wide Web page with "missing" information (Often all the information asked for in the above example isn't there. Here there was no author or overall web site name or publisher or publication date.)
Why Fathers Are Getting Child Custody More. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 June 2008.
Adapted from: MLA Documentation 7th Edition, Austin Community College KNOW HOW, 2009