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Sixth Grade Science Research (Greenwood): MLA Citation

Personal Observation

Because NoodleTools does not have an option for citing a personal observation, create your own citation and include in on your Works Cited slide.

How to cite a personal observation:

Penguins' Rock. Personal observation. Tennessee Aquarium. Chattanooga, TN. 30

     Mar. 2008.

MLA Examples

A book with only one author

Jacques, Brian. RedwallNew York: Ace Books, 1986. Print.


A book with two or three authors

Bailey, Thomas A., David M. Kennedy, and Lizabeth Cohen. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic. 11th ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998. Print.


Article in a weekly magazine (with and without authors)

"Animated Ambitions." Time 4 Sept. 2000: 78. Print.

Goland, Robin S. "Helping to Break the Bad Habits." Newsweek 4 Sept. 2000: 47. Print.


Article in a monthly magazine

Mitchell, John G. "The Way West." National Geographic Sept. 2000: 34-63. Print.


Article in a Less Familiar (Multi-Volume) Reference Book

Le Patourel, John. "Normans and Normandy." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed.      Joseph R. Strayer. 13 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1987. Print.



Choksy, Jamsheed K. "Zoroastrianism." Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay Jones. Vol. 14. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 9988-10008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Web. 6 Oct. 2008.

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