EasyBib.com MLA Format APA Style Annotated Bibliography



Citing Sources (Bibliography): To avoid plagiarism and to give credit to the author, students must include a “Works Cited” list of all resources used in research.


Credit (cite source) whenever you use:

another person's idea, opinion, or theory,
any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings--any pieces of information--that are not common knowledge,
quotations of another person's actual spoken or written words; or
a paraphrase of another person's spoken or written words.






EasyBib:  To make researching even easier…

 Broadneck High School now subscribes to EasyBib.com which features:

·         Digital notebook to organize research

·         Citation generator

·         Interactive Outlines

·         Website Evaluations

·         Annotations & Parenthetical Citations

·         Share notes/citations with teacher and other students


To register simply go to EasyBib.com, click on register, fill out information and enter “broadneck” as the code.  Once students have created an account they can simply go to EasyBib.com and login to access their School Edition account from anywhere- it’s that easy!

For an easy Tutorial Guide visit: http://www.easybib.com/kb/index/view/id/145






Why Cite? To give credit to author, to offer credibility to research, and to prevent plagiarism.


Book – Single Author

Fairbanks, Carol.  Prairie Women:  Images in                                 American and Canadian Fiction. New York:  Scribner’s, 1998. Print.

Book – Two or more books by same author

---.  Indian Women: Images in America.  New York: Salem Press, 2001. Print.

Give the name in the first entry only.  Thereafter, in place of the name, type three hyphens, followed by a period, title and remaining info.

Book - Two Authors

Berry, Jason and Tad Jones. Up From the Cradle of Jazz:  New Orleans Music Since World War II.  New York: Salem Press, 1986. Print.

Book – Three or more authors (use of et al – Latin meaning “and others”)

Edens, Walter, et al. Teaching Shakespeare.

            Princeton: Thomson Gale, 1977. Print.

Book – compiled by Editor (no author)

Harrison, G.B., Ed.  Shakespeare: the Complete

             Works.  New York:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968. Print.

Book – Corporate or Gov’t

US Department of Labor. Occupation Outlook Handbook. Indianapolis: JIST Works, 1998. Print.

Definition from Dictionary

“Nova.” Def. 4. The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989. Print.

Corporate or Gov’t Pamphlet

 American Library Association. Intellectual Freedom Manual. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1983. Print.

A Work in an Anthology/Collection (with several authors)

Smith, Christine. “The X-Men.” Magill’s Cinema Annual 2001. Ed. Christine Tomassini. New York: Gale Group, 2001. 550-552. Print.

Multi Volume (not an encyclopedia)

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Ed. History of U.S.

            Political Parties. 3 vols. New York: Chelsea, 1993. Print.

Literary Criticism (CLC, TCLC, etc.)

Wilson, Edmund. "Henry James."  Twentieth-

            Century Literature Criticism.  Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol. 24.  Detroit: Gale, 1987. Print.

General Encyclopedia

"Greek Drama."  Encyclopedia Britannica. 1990. Print.

Newspaper Article (print)

Wright, Robin and Michael Abramowitz. “Bush Making Changes in His Iraq Team.” The Washington Post 5 Jan. 2007: A3. Print.

Magazine Article (print)

Alter, Jonathan. “Is America Ready?” Newsweek 1 Jan. 2007: 28-35.          Print.

TV/Radio  Program

“Frederick Douglass.” Civil War Journal. Narr. Danny Glover. Dir. Craig Hafner. Arts and Entertainment Network. 6 Apr. 1993. TV.

Music (CD, LP)

Name of author, composer, singer, or editor. Title of song (in quotation marks). Album Name (italicized).  Edition, release, or version. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of publication.  CD.


Mrs. Doubtfire. Dir. Chris Columbus. Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993. Film.


Romeo and Juliet. Dir. Franco Zeffirelli.

            Videocassette. Paramount Home Video, 1980. VHS.

Radio Interview

Morrison, Toni. Interview.  All Things Considered.  National

         Public Radio. 16 Feb. 1986. Radio.

Personal Interview

Barker, Jasper. Personal interview. 7 Jan. 2000.

Television Interview

Wiesel, Elie. Interview with Ted Koppel. Nightline. ABC. WABC, New York. 18 Apr. 2000. TV.

Online Encyclopedia

"Mammals." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia.

        Grolier, Inc., 2002.  Web. 3 Oct. 2002  <http://gme.grolier.com>.

World Wide Web

Author (if given) "Title of Page."  Title of Website, 23 Jan. 1995 (publication date or update). Name of Organization (if given),

       10 May 2009 (Date of Access).  <http://www.usa.net/home/betwrit.html>.






Author (Last, First Name). “Title of Book”. Edition. City of Publication: Publisher, copyright year. Name of Database or website. Web. Date of access.


Volo, Dorothy (Author of section).  "Family Life through History (Title of work)." Family Life in 19th-Century America (Title of Book). New York:  Rosen Publishing, 2007. ABC-CLIO eBook Collection. Web. 20 April 2010.


Paulson, Barbara.  "Fact Sheet." E-mail to Alan Fischer.

         8 Jun. 1999.

When citing e-mail, include the name of the writer, the message title found in the Subject box of the e-mail, the name of the recipient, and the date of the message.                                                                      

Cartoon or Comic Strip

Trudeau, Garry. “Doonesbury.” Comic strip. The Capital (Annapolis)

             4 May 2002: D2. Print.

Painting Sculpture or Photograph

Components for citing original artwork: Name of artist. Title of artwork (italicized). Museum, gallery, or collection where artwork is housed (indicate name of owner if private collection), city where museum, gallery, or collection is located or Web. <online– include http address>.

An Online Book (ebook)

Author’s name. Title of Book. Publication info from the original print version (city of publication, publisher, year).  Web. <http://internet site>.

Online Reference Service (Issues & Controversies, CQ Researcher,

Jost, Kenneth. "Patent Disputes." CQ Researcher 16.44 (2006): 1033-1056. CQ Researcher Online. CQ Press. Library Name, city, state. Web. 2 Jan. 2007 <http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2006121500>.

Author (if given). “Title of Article.” Title of Publication, Issue, edition or volume (year): page. Name of Online Database . Publisher. School or Library Name, City, State. Date of Access <http: address>.
Note:  click on source citation link within database

Magazine or Newspaper article from Online Database (NewsBank, InfoTrac, Proquest Historical Newspapers, SIRS):

Author’s last name, first name. “Title of the Article.” Name of Magazine or Periodical Volume or Issue Date: page. Name of Online Database.  School or Library Name, City, State.  Web. Date of Access <http: address>.

Online Reference Books

(Gale Discovering Collection, Literature Resource Center,

History Resource Center, Science Resource Center)

Author (if given), "Richard Nixon." Newsmakers 1994, Issue 4. Thomson Gale, 1994. Name of Online Database. Thomson Gale. Web. 30 Dec. 2006 <http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/DC>.

Note:  click on source citation link within database


Typing a WORKS CITED: Double spaced. Entries are typed in ALPHABETICAL ORDER


PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS: Insert a brief parenthetical acknowledgement within your paper wherever you incorporate another’s words, facts, or ideas (this includes paraphrasing)

The author’s last name and page identify the source and specific location.


Example: Medieval Europe was a place both of “raids, pillages, slavery, and extortion” and of traveling merchants, monetary exchange, towns and active markets (Townsend 10).







MLA Sample Paper


For complete information with examples, see the Purdue Online Writing
Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/


APA Style

APA Sample Paper

General APA Guidelines

Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

Include a page header  (also known as the "running head") at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type "TITLE OF YOUR PAPER" in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation.

Source: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/



Annotated Bibliography


In an annotated bibliography, each citation is followed by a brief note or annotation that describes and/or evaluates the resource and the information found in it and why you choose to use the source. Sources are listed as a Cited Source would be in alphabetical order.  The annotation is below each citation (indented).  Citations and annotations should be double spaced and font is Times New Roman (12).

You may use EasyBib.com to create the annotated bibliography.  To register with easybib.com use broadneck as the code.

When you enter a citation with easybib.com simply click on Add Annotation and type your annotation; then click on Create Citation.

When you print your annotated bibliography remember to use the correct format (see below).




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