Below you will find the information needed for a citation and some examples. Remember that the order, punctuation, and formatting are all very specific. Please consult easybib.com for further assistance.
*Basic MLA information needed for a book
To cite a book you need 6 units of information, each followed by specific punctuation and spacing. Some books may not have all this information; provide what is available. Double space your citations and indent line 2, 3 etc.
You find all this information either on the title page or copyright page of the book.
Example of a book for the Works Cited page
Reynolds, Aaron. Important Festivals: A History of Jewish Celebrations. New York: Grove
Press, Inc., 2011. Print.
Examples of an in-text citation from this book
Jews traditionally observe the holy day of Yom Kipper with prayer and fasting. (Reynolds 80)
*Basic MLA information needed for a web site
To cite a website you may need up to 8 units of information. Note the punctuation in the example. Some sites may not have all this information; provide what is available. Double space your citations and indent line 2, 3 etc.
Example of a website for the Works Cited page
Levin, Ben. “How to Celebrate”. The Jewish Holidays. B'nai B'rith International. 04 April
2010. Web.14 Jan. 2011.< http://bnaibrith.org>
Examples of an in-text citation from this web site
According to a web page sponsored by B'Nai B'rith International, Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, is a very solemn day of the year devoted to fasting, prayer, and repentance and is celebrated this year on Thursday, September 29, 2011. ("B'Nai B'rith: The Jewish Holidays").
*Basic MLA information needed for AHA online periodical database
To cite information from a database, you may need up to 9 units of information. Information needed will vary according to the type of database. Note the punctuation in the example. Some sources may not have all this information; provide what is available. Double space your citations and indent line 2, 3 etc.
Example of a database for the Works Cited page
Polster, Sarah. "Aaron's God-And Ours." Tikkun Sept. 2002: 29-30. Student Edition. Web.Gale.
10 Jan. 2003. <http://www.galegroup.com>
Example of an in-text citation from this database
Polster writes, "The Torah portion read on Yom Kippur is Leviticus 16. In this passage, God invites Aaron to return to God's presence to atone for his sins and the sins of his household, and gives elaborate instructions about how to proceed.”
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