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Library Media Center

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CONTACT

Patricia Warren - Librarian
P:  (585) 670-8037

Kathy Dummer - Teaching Assistant
P:  (585) 670-8038

ABOUT

The Thomas library is under construction for this school year. Ms Warren and Mrs. Dummer are available in room 311. Also in room 311 will be a small variety of books and a New Books shelf. The loan period is 4 weeks. Book returns should be made to the book return unit near the main office.

 
MLA 8 Works Cited Tips
(Abbreviated version)
 
Setting Up the Page:
  1. Open a Google doc
  2. Title the page
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12
  4. Double space (look for the arrow that points both up and down)
  5. Click on Format. Move your curser three down to Align and Indent. Slide over to the pull-down selections. Click on Indentation Options. Under Special, click the pull-down menu. Change to Hanging.
  6. Click on Insert. Choose Header and Page Number. Select Page Number. Choose the upper left box. Type your last name. Leave the 1 if your Works Cited is more than one page. Eliminate the 1 if your Works Cited is only one page. (example: Warren 1 or Warren)
  7. Click under the line that was created when did step 6. 
  8. Click the center align button. Type Works Cited. Use an upper case W and an upper case C. Don't forget to put an S on Work!
  9. Hit enter once and click the left align button.
  10. Enter your citations in alphabetical order.
 
Citation Help:
Important Notes:
  • When indicating page numbers, use p. for one page, use pp. for a range of pages.
  • When including the URL or doi, do not include the http// or https//.
  • The final copy should be in alphabetical order.
  • With the exception of May, June and July, months should be abbreviated and followed by a period. i.e. Jan. Feb. Mar.
  • Though the examples below do not show it, use a hanging indent.
Books
 
  Format Example
One Author Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book: Subtitle if Any.  Publisher Name often shortened, Year of publication.  Enger, Leif. Peace Like a River. Grove, 2001.
Two Authors Last Name, First Name of First Author, and First Name Last Name of Second Author. Title of Book: Subtitle if Any.  Publisher Name often shortened, Year of publication.  Smith, Bruce, and Bruce Lourie. Slow Death by Rubber Duck. Counterpoint, 2009.
Three or More Authors Last Name, First Name of First Author, et al. Title of Book: Subtitle if Any. Publisher Name often shortened, Year of publication.  Karolides, Nicholas J., et al. 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. Checkmark, 2011.

Periodicals from a Database
Scholarly Journal from a Database and with a DOI Number Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of Journal, vol. Volume Number, no. Issue Number, Date of Publication, pp. First Page Number-Last Page Number. Name of Database, doi: DOI number. Karim, Emanul. "Zika Virus Infection: Are We Aware?" Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons, vol. 34, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-2. ProQuest, doi: dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v34i1.29114.
Scholarly Journal from a database with no DOI Number Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of Journal, vol. Volume Number, no. Issue Number, Date of Publication, pp. First Page Number-Last Page Number. Name of Database, URL. Stabile, Frank A., et al. "Observations of Passerines and a Falcon from a Research Vessel in the Western North Atlantic Ocean." The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 129, no. 2, 2017, pp. 349+. Student Resources in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A501079297/SUIC?u=webs27307&sid=SUIC&xid=677d8c80.
Magazine Article from a Database Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Title of Magazine, Date of Publication, pp. First Page Number-Last Page Number. Name of Database, URL. Richards, Douglas E. "10 Freaky Forces of Nature." National  Geographic Kids, Nov. 2016, pp. 26-29. ProQuest, search.proquest.com/docview/201423462?accountid=37203.
Newspaper Article from a Database Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of Newspaper [city of newspaper if city name not in name], Date of Publication, pp. First Page Number-Last Page Number. Name of Database, URL. Borenstein, Seth. “Earth Is a Wilder, Warmer Place Since Last Climate Deal Made.” Times Herald [Norristown], 29 Nov. 2016. SIRS, sks.sirs.com/webapp/article?artno=0000377586&type=ART.

OR:
 
Eligon, John. “A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint.” New York Times, 22 Jan. 2016, p. A.1. SIRS, sks.sirs.com/webapp/article?artno=0000378699&type=ART.

Websites
Website Author's Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Website, Name of Organization Affiliated with the Website, Date of copyright or date last modified/updated, URL. Accessed access date. Hijazi, Jennifer. “How You Can Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico.” PBS Newshour, PBS, 25 Sept. 2017, www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/can-help-hurricane-victims-puerto-rico/. Accessed 28 Sept. 2017.
YouTube “Title of Video.” YouTube, uploaded by first name last name of creator, day month year of publication, URL of video. Access day month year video was viewed. “The Real Causes of Depression.” YouTube, uploaded by Eric Berg, 5 Dec. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBLq0lQmCvg. Accessed 11 Mar. 2019.
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