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MLA Works Cited

Online Periodical in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.6 and 5.9.7] Documentation Guide
Marsh, Kelly A. “Identity Theft.” CQ Researcher 10 June 2005: 505-20. Congressional Quarterly. Kingwood Coll.
Lib., Kingwood. 28 July 2005 <http://library.cqpress.com>.
Based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed.
Newspaper in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.5 and 5.9.7] REF LB 2369.G53 2003
Lichtblau, Eric. “Administration Plans Defense of Terror Law.” New York Times 19 Aug. 2003, late ed. (East Coast):
A1+. ProQuest Newspapers. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 15 Sept. 2003
<http://www.proquest.com>.
General rules:
Journal Article Reprinted in a Reference Book then Reproduced in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.5 and
5.9.7]
Kiskis, Michael J. “Mark Twain and Collaborative Authority.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 29:2 (1993): 29-
» Underline or italicize titles of books, magazines, and scholarly journals. Enclose title of
44. Rpt. in Nonfiction Classics for Students. Vol. 4. Literature Resource Center. Thompson Gale. articles, essays, poems, and short stories in quotation marks.
Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 3 Aug. 2005 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.
» When certain information, such as an author, is missing, skip it and go on to the next part.
Abstract in a Non-Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.8 and 5.9.7]
Neumann, P. J. et al. “Can We Better Prioritize Resources for Cost-Utility Research?” Medical Decision Making 25.4
(2005): 29-436. Abstract. PubMed. 28 July 2005 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.ov/entrez/query.fgci?db+PubMed>. » Pay careful attention to punctuation, and type exactly as each example indicates.

E-Books [MLA 5.7.3 and 5.9.7] » Use a shortened form of the publisher’s name: “New York: Morrow, 2004” rather than William
Bloom, Harold. Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Bloom’s Notes. Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 1996.
NetLibrary. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 14 Sept. 2002 <http://www.netlibrary.com>. Morrow & Company.

» Indent five spaces or one-half inch after the first line of each entry, and double space within
DATABASE PUBLICATION INFORMATION [MLA 5..9.1, 5.9.4 and 5..9.7] and between all entries.

Academic Search Premier. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>.
» For pages that are not consecutive, such as newspapers, use a plus sign: “192+.” If you
have only the starting page number of an article’s original print publication, give the number
Biographies Plus Illus. Wilson. Kingwood Coll. Lib. Access date <http://hwwilsonweb.com>.
followed by a hyphen, a space, and a period: “192- .”
Encyclopedia Britannica. Publication date. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Access date <http://search.eb.com>.

Business & Company Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. » Be sure to alphabetize your Works Cited page by author’s last name, or, if the author’s name
Business Source Premier. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>. is not given, by the first word of the title.
CINAHL. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>.

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry. Columbia UP. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://columbiagrangers.org>. Parenthetical documentation [MLA 6]
Communication and Mass Media Complete. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>. » All sources cited in the text should be listed in the Works Cited.
CountryWatch. Publication date. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.countrywatch.com>.

CQ Researcher. Publication date. Congressional Quarterly. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://library.cqpress.com>. » The author’s name may be included in the text and only the page numbers in parenthesis.
ERIC. U.S. Dept. of Educ. Access date <http://www.eric.ed.gov>. “As Blackmore asserts (97), the....” Many instructors prefer this method.
Kingwood College Library

Kingwood College Library


Grove Dictionary of Art Online. Publication date. Oxford. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.groveart.com>.

Handbook of Texas Online. Texas St. Hist. Assoc. Access date <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu>.
» Alternatively, use the first part of your citation for parenthetical documentation. Usually, that
will be the author or authors’ last names. Follow with the page number. (Brown and
Health and Wellness Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.
Proper 17).
History Study Center. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.proquest.com>.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. » A title may be truncated. (Texas 73).
Issues & Controversies. Publication date. Facts.com. Facts on File News Services. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date

<http://www.2facts.com>.
» Use as little information as possible while making a unique identification. If there are two
books by the same author, you must include part of the title. (Blackmore, Consciousness 97).
JSTOR Arts and Sciences 1. JSTOR. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.jstor.org>.

Literature Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. » If you have no page numbers, it usually flows better to include the reference in the text.
Medline Plus. Nat. Lib. of Medicine. Access date <http://nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus>. “According to Blackmore, the....”
NAXOS Music Library. NAXOS. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://naxosmusiclibrary.com>.

NetLibrary. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.netlibrary.com>.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.
Example with appropriate spacing
Project Muse. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://muse.jhu.edu>.

ProQuest Newspapers. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.proquest.com>. Author. “Title of Article.” Book or Journal Title. Editor. Edition.
PubMed. Nat. Lib. of Medicine. Access date <http://www.ncbi.nlm.ov/entrez/query.fgci?db+PubMed>.
Volume. Series. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date. Pages.
Research Library. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.proquest.com>.

Science Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.

StatRef! Teton Data Sys. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://online.statref.com/Splash.aspx>.

Westlaw Campus Research. Thompson West. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://campus.westlaw.com>.

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Phone: 281.312.1693 website : k c l i b ra r y. n h m c c d . e d u
PRINT SOURCES Article from a Weekly Magazine or Weekly News Service [MLA 5.7.6]
(Note: This includes CQ Researcher or Issues and Controversies on File.)
Book with One Author [MLA 5.6.1] Jost, Kenneth. “Independent Counsels Re-examined.” CQ Researcher 7 May 1999: 377-84.
Blackmore, Susan. Consciousness: An Introduction. New York: Oxford UP, 2004.
Article from a Monthly Magazine [MLA 5.7.6]
Two or Three Authors [MLA 5.6.4] Hitchens, Christopher. “A Breath of Dust.” Atlantic Monthly July-Aug. 2005: 142-146.
Brown, Nathan, and Sheryle A. Proper. The Everything Paying for College Book. Avon, MA: Adams, 2005.
Newspaper Article [MLA 5.7.5]
More than Three Authors [MLA 5.6.4] Feder, Barnaby J. “For Job Seekers, a Toll-Free Gift of Expert Advice.” New York Times 22 Mar. 1994, late ed.: A1+.
Gilman, Sandra, et al. Hysteria Beyond Freud. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.
Article in a Scholarly Journal with Continuous Pagination [MLA 5.7.1]
No Author [MLA 5.6.11 and 5.7.9] (Note: Begin with the title if a source has no author.) Warner, Megan B. et al. “The Longitudinal Relationship of Personality Traits and Disorders.” Journal of Abnormal
Texas Almanac: 2004-2005. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News, 2004. Psychology 113 (2004): 217-227.

An Editor [MLA 5.6.2] Article in a Scholarly Journal that Pages Each Issue Separately [MLA 5.7.2]
Lopate, Philip, ed. The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. New York: Garrett, Laurie. “The Next Pandemic?” Foreign Affairs 84.4 (2005): 3-23.
Doubleday, 1994.
MEDIA and INTERVIEWS
Corporate Author [MLA 5.6.6]
Public Agenda Foundation. The Health Care Crisis: Containing Costs, Expanding Coverage. New York: McGraw, Personal Interview [MLA 5.8.7]
1992. Stegall, Linda. Personal Interview. 11 Aug. 2005.
An Editor in Addition to an Author [MLA 5.6.12] Television Interview [MLA 5.8.7]
Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. W. Robinson. Boston: Houghton, 1957. Berkus, Nate. Interview. The Oprah Winfrey Show. Chicago: Harpo Studios, 17 Jan. 2005.
Essay Written by One Person in a Book Edited by Another [MLA 5.6.7] Film or Video Recording [MLA 5.8.3]
Lewis, C. S. “The Dethronement of Power.” Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism. Ed. Pay It Forward. Dir. Mimi Leder. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment. Warner Home Video, 2000.
Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs. Boston: Houghton, 2004. 11-15.

A Translation [MLA 5.6.13]


Esquivel, Laura. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home ELECTRONIC SOURCES
Remedies. Trans. Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
Example with appropriate spacing
A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition [MLA 5.6.14] Author. “Article Title.” Publication information for a print source. Site Name. Site Editor.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Mod. Lang. Assn., 2003.
Electronic Publication Date. Subscription information for databases. Pages only if
An Article in a Reference Book [MLA 5.6.8]
Coulter, Ellis Merton. “John Adair.” Dictionary of American Biography. Ed. Allen Johnson. Vol. 1. New York: numbered. Sponsoring Inst., City, ST or Country. Date site accessed <url>.
Scribner’s, 1964.

Encyclopedia Article, Signed [MLA 5.6.8]


Epps, Helen H. “Textiles.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2003 ed. WEB SITES [MLA 5.9.1–5.9.4]
Kingwood College Library

Kingwood College Library


Dictionary or Encyclopedia Article, Unsigned [MLA 5.6.8] Basic Entry
“Onomatopoeia.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. 2003. Sutton, Bettye, et al. “1800-1810.” 19th Century Cultural History. Ed. Peggy Whitley. 2003. Kingwood College
Library, Kingwood, TX. 28 July 2005 <http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/19thcentury1800.htm>.
Previously Published Scholarly Article Reprinted in a Collection of Essays [MLA 5.6.7]
(Note: List first the information about where the essay was originally published.) No Author [MLA 5.9.1]
Frye, Northrop. “Literary and Linguistic Scholarship in a Postliterate Age.” PMLA 99 (1984): 990-95. Rpt. in Myth Dutch Recipes. 8 June 1998. 16 Sept. 2003 <http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/verona/190/eten.htm>.
and Metaphor: Selected Essays, 1974-88. Ed. Robert D. Denham. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1990.
18-27. Author, no publication date [MLA 5.9.1]
Mazer, Cary M. Bernard Shaw: A Brief Biography. U. of Penn. 16 Sept. 2003
Excerpted Sources from Multivolume Critical Anthologies [MLA 5.6.7] <http://www.english.upenn.edu/~cmazer/mis1.html>.
(Note: This includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, etc.)
Benesch, Klaus. “Oral Narrative and Literary Text: Afro-American Folklore in ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’.” Online Periodical [MLA 5.9.4]
Callaloo 11 (1988): 627-35. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol. 61. Detroit: Bardwell, S. K. “Sketch Released of McDonald’s Attacker.” Houston Chronicle 3 Aug. 2005. 3 Aug. 2005
Gale, 1990. 270-74. <http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl.metropolitan/3292732>.

Book in a Series [MLA 5.6.16] Online Government Publication [MLA 5.9.3c]


(Note: This includes Information Plus, Opposing Viewpoints, and Contemporary World Issues. Include the series (Note: This includes Occupational Outlook.)
title and number, if given.) United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Ctr. for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin Cancer:
Dziedzic, Nancy G., and David Copeland. The American Economy. Information Plus Reference Series. Detroit: Preventing America’s Most Common Cancer. 2003 Program Fact Sheet. 20 Aug. 2003. 20 Sept. 2003
Gale, 2003. <http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/skin.htm>.

Careers in Winter Sports. Careers Research Reports. Monograph Ser. 368. Chicago: Inst. for Research, 2000.
ONLINE DATABASES [MLA 5.9.7]
Government Publication [MLA 5.6.21]
“Deaths by Major Causes: 1960 to 2002.” U. S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004- Scholarly Journal that Pages Each Issue Separately in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.2 and 5.9.7]
2005. 124th ed. Washington: GPO, 2004. Marsh, Kelly A. “Contextualizing Bridget Jones.” College Literature 31.1 (2004): 52-72. Academic Search Premier.
Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 13 July 2004 <http://www.epnet.com>.

Phone: 281.312.1693 website: kclibrary.nhmccd.edu Phone: 281.312.1693 website : k c l i b ra r y. n h m c c d . e d u


PRINT SOURCES Article from a Weekly Magazine or Weekly News Service [MLA 5.7.6]
(Note: This includes CQ Researcher or Issues and Controversies on File.)
Book with One Author [MLA 5.6.1] Jost, Kenneth. “Independent Counsels Re-examined.” CQ Researcher 7 May 1999: 377-84.
Blackmore, Susan. Consciousness: An Introduction. New York: Oxford UP, 2004.
Article from a Monthly Magazine [MLA 5.7.6]
Two or Three Authors [MLA 5.6.4] Hitchens, Christopher. “A Breath of Dust.” Atlantic Monthly July-Aug. 2005: 142-146.
Brown, Nathan, and Sheryle A. Proper. The Everything Paying for College Book. Avon, MA: Adams, 2005.
Newspaper Article [MLA 5.7.5]
More than Three Authors [MLA 5.6.4] Feder, Barnaby J. “For Job Seekers, a Toll-Free Gift of Expert Advice.” New York Times 22 Mar. 1994, late ed.: A1+.
Gilman, Sandra, et al. Hysteria Beyond Freud. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.
Article in a Scholarly Journal with Continuous Pagination [MLA 5.7.1]
No Author [MLA 5.6.11 and 5.7.9] (Note: Begin with the title if a source has no author.) Warner, Megan B. et al. “The Longitudinal Relationship of Personality Traits and Disorders.” Journal of Abnormal
Texas Almanac: 2004-2005. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News, 2004. Psychology 113 (2004): 217-227.

An Editor [MLA 5.6.2] Article in a Scholarly Journal that Pages Each Issue Separately [MLA 5.7.2]
Lopate, Philip, ed. The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. New York: Garrett, Laurie. “The Next Pandemic?” Foreign Affairs 84.4 (2005): 3-23.
Doubleday, 1994.
MEDIA and INTERVIEWS
Corporate Author [MLA 5.6.6]
Public Agenda Foundation. The Health Care Crisis: Containing Costs, Expanding Coverage. New York: McGraw, Personal Interview [MLA 5.8.7]
1992. Stegall, Linda. Personal Interview. 11 Aug. 2005.
An Editor in Addition to an Author [MLA 5.6.12] Television Interview [MLA 5.8.7]
Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. W. Robinson. Boston: Houghton, 1957. Berkus, Nate. Interview. The Oprah Winfrey Show. Chicago: Harpo Studios, 17 Jan. 2005.
Essay Written by One Person in a Book Edited by Another [MLA 5.6.7] Film or Video Recording [MLA 5.8.3]
Lewis, C. S. “The Dethronement of Power.” Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism. Ed. Pay It Forward. Dir. Mimi Leder. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment. Warner Home Video, 2000.
Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs. Boston: Houghton, 2004. 11-15.

A Translation [MLA 5.6.13]


Esquivel, Laura. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home ELECTRONIC SOURCES
Remedies. Trans. Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
Example with appropriate spacing
A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition [MLA 5.6.14] Author. “Article Title.” Publication information for a print source. Site Name. Site Editor.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Mod. Lang. Assn., 2003.
Electronic Publication Date. Subscription information for databases. Pages only if
An Article in a Reference Book [MLA 5.6.8]
Coulter, Ellis Merton. “John Adair.” Dictionary of American Biography. Ed. Allen Johnson. Vol. 1. New York: numbered. Sponsoring Inst., City, ST or Country. Date site accessed <url>.
Scribner’s, 1964.

Encyclopedia Article, Signed [MLA 5.6.8]


Epps, Helen H. “Textiles.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2003 ed. WEB SITES [MLA 5.9.1–5.9.4]
Kingwood College Library

Kingwood College Library


Dictionary or Encyclopedia Article, Unsigned [MLA 5.6.8] Basic Entry
“Onomatopoeia.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. 2003. Sutton, Bettye, et al. “1800-1810.” 19th Century Cultural History. Ed. Peggy Whitley. 2003. Kingwood College
Library, Kingwood, TX. 28 July 2005 <http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/19thcentury1800.htm>.
Previously Published Scholarly Article Reprinted in a Collection of Essays [MLA 5.6.7]
(Note: List first the information about where the essay was originally published.) No Author [MLA 5.9.1]
Frye, Northrop. “Literary and Linguistic Scholarship in a Postliterate Age.” PMLA 99 (1984): 990-95. Rpt. in Myth Dutch Recipes. 8 June 1998. 16 Sept. 2003 <http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/verona/190/eten.htm>.
and Metaphor: Selected Essays, 1974-88. Ed. Robert D. Denham. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1990.
18-27. Author, no publication date [MLA 5.9.1]
Mazer, Cary M. Bernard Shaw: A Brief Biography. U. of Penn. 16 Sept. 2003
Excerpted Sources from Multivolume Critical Anthologies [MLA 5.6.7] <http://www.english.upenn.edu/~cmazer/mis1.html>.
(Note: This includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, etc.)
Benesch, Klaus. “Oral Narrative and Literary Text: Afro-American Folklore in ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’.” Online Periodical [MLA 5.9.4]
Callaloo 11 (1988): 627-35. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol. 61. Detroit: Bardwell, S. K. “Sketch Released of McDonald’s Attacker.” Houston Chronicle 3 Aug. 2005. 3 Aug. 2005
Gale, 1990. 270-74. <http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl.metropolitan/3292732>.

Book in a Series [MLA 5.6.16] Online Government Publication [MLA 5.9.3c]


(Note: This includes Information Plus, Opposing Viewpoints, and Contemporary World Issues. Include the series (Note: This includes Occupational Outlook.)
title and number, if given.) United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Ctr. for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin Cancer:
Dziedzic, Nancy G., and David Copeland. The American Economy. Information Plus Reference Series. Detroit: Preventing America’s Most Common Cancer. 2003 Program Fact Sheet. 20 Aug. 2003. 20 Sept. 2003
Gale, 2003. <http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/skin.htm>.

Careers in Winter Sports. Careers Research Reports. Monograph Ser. 368. Chicago: Inst. for Research, 2000.
ONLINE DATABASES [MLA 5.9.7]
Government Publication [MLA 5.6.21]
“Deaths by Major Causes: 1960 to 2002.” U. S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004- Scholarly Journal that Pages Each Issue Separately in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.2 and 5.9.7]
2005. 124th ed. Washington: GPO, 2004. Marsh, Kelly A. “Contextualizing Bridget Jones.” College Literature 31.1 (2004): 52-72. Academic Search Premier.
Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 13 July 2004 <http://www.epnet.com>.

Phone: 281.312.1693 website: kclibrary.nhmccd.edu Phone: 281.312.1693 website : k c l i b ra r y. n h m c c d . e d u


MLA Works Cited
Online Periodical in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.6 and 5.9.7] Documentation Guide
Marsh, Kelly A. “Identity Theft.” CQ Researcher 10 June 2005: 505-20. Congressional Quarterly. Kingwood Coll.
Lib., Kingwood. 28 July 2005 <http://library.cqpress.com>.
Based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed.
Newspaper in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.5 and 5.9.7] REF LB 2369.G53 2003
Lichtblau, Eric. “Administration Plans Defense of Terror Law.” New York Times 19 Aug. 2003, late ed. (East Coast):
A1+. ProQuest Newspapers. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 15 Sept. 2003
<http://www.proquest.com>.
General rules:
Journal Article Reprinted in a Reference Book then Reproduced in a Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.5 and
5.9.7]
Kiskis, Michael J. “Mark Twain and Collaborative Authority.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 29:2 (1993): 29-
» Underline or italicize titles of books, magazines, and scholarly journals. Enclose title of
44. Rpt. in Nonfiction Classics for Students. Vol. 4. Literature Resource Center. Thompson Gale. articles, essays, poems, and short stories in quotation marks.
Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 3 Aug. 2005 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.
» When certain information, such as an author, is missing, skip it and go on to the next part.
Abstract in a Non-Subscription Database [MLA 5.7.8 and 5.9.7]
Neumann, P. J. et al. “Can We Better Prioritize Resources for Cost-Utility Research?” Medical Decision Making 25.4
(2005): 29-436. Abstract. PubMed. 28 July 2005 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.ov/entrez/query.fgci?db+PubMed>. » Pay careful attention to punctuation, and type exactly as each example indicates.

E-Books [MLA 5.7.3 and 5.9.7] » Use a shortened form of the publisher’s name: “New York: Morrow, 2004” rather than William
Bloom, Harold. Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Bloom’s Notes. Broomall, PA: Chelsea House, 1996.
NetLibrary. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 14 Sept. 2002 <http://www.netlibrary.com>. Morrow & Company.

» Indent five spaces or one-half inch after the first line of each entry, and double space within
DATABASE PUBLICATION INFORMATION [MLA 5..9.1, 5.9.4 and 5..9.7] and between all entries.

Academic Search Premier. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>.
» For pages that are not consecutive, such as newspapers, use a plus sign: “192+.” If you
have only the starting page number of an article’s original print publication, give the number
Biographies Plus Illus. Wilson. Kingwood Coll. Lib. Access date <http://hwwilsonweb.com>.
followed by a hyphen, a space, and a period: “192- .”
Encyclopedia Britannica. Publication date. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Access date <http://search.eb.com>.

Business & Company Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. » Be sure to alphabetize your Works Cited page by author’s last name, or, if the author’s name
Business Source Premier. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>. is not given, by the first word of the title.
CINAHL. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>.

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry. Columbia UP. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://columbiagrangers.org>. Parenthetical documentation [MLA 6]
Communication and Mass Media Complete. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.epnet.com>. » All sources cited in the text should be listed in the Works Cited.
CountryWatch. Publication date. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.countrywatch.com>.

CQ Researcher. Publication date. Congressional Quarterly. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://library.cqpress.com>. » The author’s name may be included in the text and only the page numbers in parenthesis.
ERIC. U.S. Dept. of Educ. Access date <http://www.eric.ed.gov>. “As Blackmore asserts (97), the....” Many instructors prefer this method.
Kingwood College Library

Kingwood College Library


Grove Dictionary of Art Online. Publication date. Oxford. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.groveart.com>.

Handbook of Texas Online. Texas St. Hist. Assoc. Access date <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu>.
» Alternatively, use the first part of your citation for parenthetical documentation. Usually, that
will be the author or authors’ last names. Follow with the page number. (Brown and
Health and Wellness Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.
Proper 17).
History Study Center. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.proquest.com>.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. » A title may be truncated. (Texas 73).
Issues & Controversies. Publication date. Facts.com. Facts on File News Services. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date

<http://www.2facts.com>.
» Use as little information as possible while making a unique identification. If there are two
books by the same author, you must include part of the title. (Blackmore, Consciousness 97).
JSTOR Arts and Sciences 1. JSTOR. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.jstor.org>.

Literature Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. » If you have no page numbers, it usually flows better to include the reference in the text.
Medline Plus. Nat. Lib. of Medicine. Access date <http://nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus>. “According to Blackmore, the....”
NAXOS Music Library. NAXOS. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://naxosmusiclibrary.com>.

NetLibrary. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.netlibrary.com>.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Thompson Gale. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.
Example with appropriate spacing
Project Muse. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://muse.jhu.edu>.

ProQuest Newspapers. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.proquest.com>. Author. “Title of Article.” Book or Journal Title. Editor. Edition.
PubMed. Nat. Lib. of Medicine. Access date <http://www.ncbi.nlm.ov/entrez/query.fgci?db+PubMed>.
Volume. Series. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date. Pages.
Research Library. ProQuest. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. Access date <http://www.proquest.com>.

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DIFFERENT SOURCES FOR DIFFERENT TOPICS

INFORMATION LITERACY is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use informa-
tion. Living in the Information Age, we are inundated with information overload – too much information.
Training and practice are needed to hone skills in finding, analyzing and using information. One of the
best sources for this training is the library. The support you receive there will give you confidence in us-
ing information to make a decision or create a product. Using a variety of sources makes research more
credible and helps researchers improve their skills.

GETTING STARTED
Sources of information include books, newspapers, journals and magazines, fact sheets, white papers,
diaries, interviews, and more. Each has value. As you begin your research, it is important to think about
where the best information can be found for your topic. Is the topic new? If so, perhaps newspapers,
television, and Internet news sources are best. Is it a topic that has been around for a while – long
enough to have many articles or books written about it? If so, perhaps the library catalog and full-text
article databases are best. Is your topic historic or a study? Is it a literary criticism? If so, books and
peer-reviewed articles are best. Of course, the Internet can be carefully used for every topic. Prepare
for your research by selecting sources and search terms.

THINK ABOUT IT

» Do you need background on your topic or do you already know about it and only need specific
information to fill in the gaps?

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Examples of background are: Finding background about your topic adds to
1. The history of a subject, such as abortion your understanding of a topic, helps you find
information about a novel, a health field, or
2. A chronology of a scientific development, such as cloning a marketing strategy. Background helps put
your subject into proper perspective in today’s
3. Historic information about a company or industry
world. It will help you with the next step of
your research.

» Do you need hard facts, such as statistics, definitions, formulas?


» Does your topic emphasize historical information or more recent events?
» Does you topic relate to: Science and technology ___ Sociology or psychology ___

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History ____ Literature ____ Careers ____ Health and Wellness _____ Other ____?

Answer these questions before you begin. Then you will be more likely to choose a variety of
appropriate resources in the best possible resources.

ACCESSING ONLINE RESOURCES FROM OFF-CAMPUS

The Library web page is located at http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu. Begin your research here. You will
need a library card. You can get one on campus. Your barcode will be put on the back of your picture ID
card. If you aren’t on campus, apply online. The library staff will mail your card.

The Library catalog is available on our web page to search for books, electronic books, videos and
other resources the library has for your research. You will find books in Kingwood College Library or
one of the four other campus libraries. Books can be borrowed electronically from the other campuses
[request first available copy button]. It takes about 2 days for the book to be transferred to Kingwood
College Library. You will be called when the book is ready for pick up.

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Library Web Page Assignments & Guides has assignment guides for most research
projects. These can be found on the assignment web page. Your instructor will let you know if your
class has one. Background, themes, helpful hints, resources, and links to databases are listed. You
can also email or chat to the librarian from these assignment guides.

Subject Guide to Databases lists databases appropriate for research in specific subject areas.
To find articles from journals, magazines and newspapers you will use a database to locate electronic
versions of those resources. Think about the best keywords to describe your topic.

USING A VARIETY OF RESOURCES

Using a variety of types of resources usually results in a better, more credible paper. Use this evaluation
grid to help you decide. Research is all about EVALUATION. Everyone knows there is lots of information.
The question is, are you finding the BEST information for your refined topic?

RESOURCES ADVANTAGES LIMITATIONS HINTS FOR USING

REFERENCE MATERIAL » Good place to start » Print references are not » Ask a librarian; they will
» Brief background published as quickly know the best references
Dictionaries, almanacs
encyclopedias, hand-books.
» Facts and statistics » Can be difficult to locate a for your topic.
Located in reference area. » Focused summaries specific topic in a large source » Begin at the Assignment
Some are available online » Objective information guide to see which
» Sources available sources are suggested
when needed

BOOKS » Thorough exploration » May be more information » Use the catalog to find books

Can be found in print and » Authors are generally than you need for your topic » Request books electronically
electronic format (eBooks) experts in the field » Books may be already from other libraries
» Can be checked out checked out » eBooks can be searched
» eBooks are ready for use using keywords
on your computer – cut
and paste

DATABASES » Good place to start » Articles may be brief and » Use databases linked through
Kingwood College Library

» Brief background specific, but not on your topic the library homepage
contain full-text (complete)
copies of articles from
» Facts and statistics » Many ‘hits’, must use » Look for Full Text articles

magazines, journals, and » Focused summaries keywords wisely. – for the whole article.
newspapers in electronic » Objective information » Opinions may be em- » Use “peer-reviewed”
format. Use the subject » Sources available phasized over facts » You can email articles,
guide to find the best when needed print, or save articles.
databases for your topic.

INTERNET » Huge variety of informa- » Information can be unreliable » Several search engines
tion on almost any topic » Huge number of search are linked to the
The internet is readily
available from online
» Allows access to resources results means best re- library homepage.
computers. Information all over the world sources hard to locate » Recommended web
world-wide. Open to all » Very recent events » Some information is incom- sites are linked to the
– which means everyone may be covered plete or you must pay for it assignment guides.
can ‘post’ to the Internet.
» Governmental and organi- » Organizations have good in- » Training may be needed to
zational sites have excel- formation, but it may be dif- use effectively and efficiently
lent statistics and facts. ficult to find unless you know » Ask the librarian if he/she
» Find previously inac- what you are looking for. can recommend good
cessible information sites for your topic. Ones
at large libraries. you may not find through
a Google search.

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