Output Style Instructions


QuikBib strives for accuracy in all output styles. We recommend verifying that there are no new style instructions before submitting your paper.  Always check your reference list for accuracy.


MLA 7th Edition (for more information on MLA:  www.mlahandbook.org)


When citing material from a service to which a library or library system subscribes, complete the citation by stating the name of the library or library system (with a city, a state abbreviation or both) and the date of access. Also MLA would like the URL of the service's home page (in angle brackets) otherwise you can end with the date of access. This library information must be manually added to each record as appropriate.


Use the MLA Edition – with subscriber information to automatically insert a “place holder” for this information.



If no author present QuikBib will print the title. The first author name should be entered last name first followed by a comma, first name and middle name followed by a comma.  All other author names should be entered First Middle Last followed by a comma with the last name followed by a period.


If the author is actually an editor, complier or translator, need to manually modify period to be a comma followed by appropriate abbreviation (ed., trans., or comp.) followed by a period.  If the same person served as, say, the editor of two or more works listed consecutively, the abbreviation ed. must be repeated with each entry.



Capitalize the first word, the last word and all important words.



MLA requires publisher names be abbreviated.  Users need to manually abbreviate this field -- RefWorks does not automatically abbreviate this information. (See MLA 7.5). 


Periodical Volume and Issue:

Use full periodical names if available.  Omit the issue number if the journal's pages are numbered continuously throughout each annual volume.


Book Volume:

If citing two or more volumes of a multivolume work, cite total number of volumes of work ("5 vols.")


Periodical Title:

Omit any introductory A, An or The in the journal title.


Retrieved and Last Updated Dates:

Date should appear as: day mon. year, with month abbreviated (except May, June, July).



Journal Example:

Zabelina, Darya L., and Michael D. Robinson. "Child’s Play: Facilitating the Originality of Creative Output by a Priming Manipulation." Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 4.1 (2010): 57-65. PsycARTICLES. Web. 4/9/2010.

Newspaper Article Example:

"Buckingham Fountain to Start Tonight; Sousa Plays." Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) Aug 26 1927: 21. Web. . ProQuest. 4/9/2010 <http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=456056932&Fmt=7&clientId=56086&RQT=309&VName=HNP>.

Book Example:

D'Avenant,William, Sir,. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark as it is Now Acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre / by William Shakespeare. Eds. Shakespeare and William. London: Printed by Andr. Clark for J. Martyn and H. Herringman, 1676. ProQuest. Web. 4/9/2010.