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This is a list of web sites that will help you search the Internet and help you find what you need to complete those Grad Packages.  Also, you will find a list of rules how to write a bibliography.


The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is widely used for identifying research sources. This style does not use footnotes to identify a source when it is quoted in your paper. Instead, you briefly identify sources in the text of your paper, and give the complete description of each source in your Bibliography. The bibliography is a list of all the sources you used in your paper, arranged alphabetically by author’s last name, or when there is no author, by the first word of the title.

For example:

In the text of your paper:

Large numbers of fish have been observed around artificial reefs near Oahu and Maui. However, according to studies by Hawaii’s marine biologists, sharks do not seem to be attracted by these artificial reefs (Tanji A1).

In your bibliography:

Tanji, Edwin. "Big Sharks Eschewing Artificial Reefs." Honolulu Advertiser 1 Nov. 1993: A1-2.




Author. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date.

Encyclopedias and Reference Books.


Author of Article. "Article Title." Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date.



Author. "Title of Article." Name of Periodical Date: Page(s).

Newspaper Articles.

Take the name of the newspaper from the masthead, but omit any introductory article:

Honolulu Advertiser, not The Honolulu Advertiser.

If the city of publication is not part of the newspaper’s name, add it in square brackets without underlining after the name: News and Observer [Raleigh, NC].

Specify the edition of the newspaper, if one is given on the masthead.



Person Interviewed. Type of interview (in person or by telephone). Date. Use this format for interviews you have conducted, in-person or by telephone.



Author’s Name. "Article Title." Periodical Title Date: Page(s). Electronics sources, Category, Year, Media Nos.



Title, Videocassette. Author. Director. Date.

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