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Bill of Rights Project: Citation Guide

A LibGuide reference for the Bill of Rights Project and resources for context and analysis

Citing in MLA

Basic Paper Format


  • Heading: First and Last Name, Teacher's Name, Course Name, Date the paper is due
  • Title: Capitalize each word, centered
  • Times New Roman, size 12, 1 inch margins, double spaced
  • In-text citations for anything that is quoted or paraphrased 
  • Works cited page for any sources used

Works Cited Format


Books

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Periodicals

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Website​

"Name of the article/webpage." Name of the website, year of publication, URL (without http://). Access date. 


Need more help with MLA citations and format?

Citing Legal Documents in MLA: Specific descriptions and examples on how to cite supreme court, legal, and other government documents

Perdue OWL MLA Writer's Guide: Comprehensive guide on how to format and cite your MLA paper. Use the left hand index to quickly find information. 

Citing in Chicago

Basic Paper Format


  • Title Page: Title in all caps a third way down the page, Your name, Course name, date paper is due. 
  • Font size 12, Times new roman, 1 inch margins, double spaced
  • Footnotes for in text citations
  • Bibliography page at the end with all sources cited

 

Works Cited Format


Books

  • Footnote

   1. Firstname Lastname, Title of Book (Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication), page number.

  • Bibliography

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

Periodicals

  • Footnote:

1. Susan Peck MacDonald, “The Erasure of Language,” College Composition and Communication 58, no. 4 (2007): 619.

  • Bibliography:

MacDonald, Susan Peck. “The Erasure of Language.” College Composition and Communication 58, no. 4 (2007): 585-625.

Website​

  • Footnote: 

 1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of Web Page,” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Italics, publication date and/or access date if available, URL.

  • Bibliography: 

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Italics. Publication date and/or access date if available. URL.


Need more help with Chicago citations and format?

Citing Government Documents in Chicago Style: Specific descriptions and examples on how to cite supreme court, legal, and other government documents

Purdue OWL Chicago Writer's Guide: Comprehensive guide on how to format and cite your Chicago Style paper. Use the left hand index to quickly find information.