MLA Guide

Online Bibliography Tools

The websites below do a nice job of generating citations – check them out and decide which one works best for you!


The OWL at Purdue

This is THE BEST place on the Internet to help with bibliographies!  Especially when you are dealing with websites (scroll down and click on Number 9 – Electronics Sources).



This website helps you to generate a bibliography in  MLA format by typing in your information. Click on the icon above to connect to EasyBib.


MLA Guidelines

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Parenthetical Citation

It is important to acknowledge using an idea or a quote found during the research process. If you include the idea or quote in your final paper you must cite your source using a parenthetical citation. When using parenthetical citation be sure to point to a specific source listed in the works cited and identify the location of the borrowed information as clearly as possible.

“In the time of the Indians, two creeks ran to the Hudson and East Rivers from Collect Pond and a marsh on Canal Street” (Boyle 36).

Always put the first item of the bibliography (usually the author’s last name), a space and then the page number in parenthesis followed by the period.
(Smith 10). / (last name _ page #).