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 6th Edition (for more information on MLA www.mla.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.



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.  If the periodical is paginated by issue, meaning that every issue of the volume begins with page 1, then include the issue. If the periodical has continuous pagination, meaning that each issue continues the pagination where the previous issue left off, include only the volume.


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).


If the internet site does not assign a a specific URL to each document, give the URL of the site's home page or of the site's search page.


Journal Example:


Petruzziello, F., et al. "Amyloid in Bone Marrow Smears of Patients Affected by Multiple Myeloma." Annals of Hematology 89.5 (2010): 469. ProQuest Medical Library. ProQuest. 4/9/2010 <http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1987990391&Fmt=7&clientId=56086&RQT=309&VName=PQD>.

Newspaper Article Example:

"Buckingham Fountain to Start Tonight; Sousa Plays." Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) Aug 26 1927: 21. 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. Ed. Shakespeare and William. London: Printed by Andr. Clark for J. Martyn and H. Herringman, 1676. EEBO. ProQuest. 4/9/2010 <http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&res_dat=xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&rft_id=xri:eebo:citation:12435772>.