Citing using MLA Format

*Do not separate your sources into the different media. Put them into alphabetical order, according to the Authors' last names, or the titles.

 Using InfoTrac or Canadian Reference Centre Databases and Periodicals

 Basic Format

Author surname, Name.  "Article title."  Periodical title. Publication date: Page(s).  Name of website.  Sponsor of website. [or Database name. Name of subscription service.  Name of library.] Date of access <URL>.


"Police Credit YouTube in Finding Murder Suspect."  Medicine Hat News (AB). 22 Dec. 2006.  Canadian Reference Center. EBSCO. Streetsville S. S.  9 Jan. 2008 <>.

 McNeil, Donald G. "A Cheaper, Easier Malaria Pill."  International Herald Tribune. 1 Mar. 2008. 21 Feb. 2008 <>.

 Using Professional Websites

 Basic Format

Author surname, Name (if available). "Title of page / segment." Title of website. Date of publication or last revision.  Sponsoring organization.  Date of access <URL>.


Gray, Terry. "A Shakespeare Timeline."  Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet. June, 2005.  Feb. 6, 2008 <>.

 "William Shakespeare (1564-1616)." Historic Figures. BBC. 29 Jan. 2007 <>.

 Ontario. Ministry of the environment. Water.  15 Feb. 2007. 1 Mar. 2007 <>.

 Using Books

 Basic Format

Author surname, Name (second and third authors if present, or editor).  Title of book.  City of publication: Publisher, copyright date. 


Paolini, Christopher.  Eragon.  New York: Knopf, 2005.

 Using Embedded Citations:

(Author last name  Page) 

ie. (Janson 113) 

 Using Footnotes:

Author Name (first then last), Title (Location: Publisher, Date) page.