The following MLA format is the same that is used by teachers at Grover Cleveland Middle School and and is taught to all fifth graders during scheduled library time.
Writing a BibliographyBook with one author(comma) (period) (period) (colon) (comma) (period)Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year.Book with two authors
Author’s Last Name, First, and Author’s First then last name. Title of Book.(Indent) City: Publisher, Year.Book with more than two authorsAuthor’s Last Name, First Name et al. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year.If the author is anonymous, start with the book’s title
Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year.Reference book with one authorAuthor’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article” Name of Reference Book.Year ed.Reference book with no author
“Title of Article.” Name of Reference Book. Year ed.Web siteLast Name, First. “Title of Page or Article.” Title of the Site. Date of posting oflast update. Name of institution or posting or last update. Name ofinstitution or publisher (if known). Day Month Year of Download.
Last Name, First Name of Person Interviewed. ** Interview. Day Month Year.
**(Indicate Personal, Telephone, or Internet Interview)Newspaper articleAuthor’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article” Name of Newspaper.DayMonth Year. Edition: letter or name of section.
Information within each citation should be single-spaced.
There should be a double-space between each source.