Ways to Create "Automatic" Bibliographies
Format and manage your List of Works Cited, working bibliography, and annotated bibliography with RefWorks. RefWorks suggests that you pick a new password for yourself, something different from your Net ID. This gives you just a bit of added protection from hackers. Install the Write-n-Cite feature to use your own references in Microsoft Word. (See the RefWorks Tools menu for download instructions.)
2. Database Output
The Ebsco and ProQuest database families, among others, will produce very good MLA bibliographies. Always check their output against your MLA style manuals (see MLA Citation Page) to make sure all the elements are correct.
Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Author-Page. Note that no comma is used in MLA between the author and the page number.
Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Page only because author was already mentioned in the sentence.
Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). Page only because author was already mentioned in the sentence. Note that an in-text citation has to be used even though this is a paraphrase and not an exact quote.
Your Works Cited entry for all these in-text citations would look like this:
Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., 1967. Print.
For more information, go to the In-Text Citations Page of the Purdue Online Writing Laboratory (OWL).
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