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MLA Citation: Social Science
This information will help you create citations for the district's general databases listed under Social Science.

 Instructions: Click on the link for the database you used to see specific citation guidelines and examples.
Click on the Subscription Database used:                  Click on the Virtual Reference eBook used:
                     American Government
                     American History
                     Country Report
                     State Geography
                     World Geography
                     World History - Ancient/Medieval Eras
                     World History - Modern Era
               Americans at War
               Bowling, Beatniks and Bell Bottoms
               Cities of the World
               Daily Life Through History
               Early Civilizations in the Americas
               Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
               Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
               Encyclopedia of World Cities
               Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East and North Africa
               Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
               St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture
               UXL American Decades
               UXL Fashion, Costumes and Culture

 

American Government
 What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Date published. Name of

Database
. Company. Web. Date of access.
 
 Sample citation:
"U.S. Confirms North Korean Test was Nuclear." 16 Oct. 2006. American Government.

ABC-CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
American History
 What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Date published. Name of

Database
. Company. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Rainwater, Regina. "All Aboard: Last Stop for Amtrak." 25 June 2002. American

History. 
ABC-CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
Country Reports
Article from Country Reports  
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Name of Database. Web. Date of

access. 
 
Sample citation:
"Belize - Fashion." Country Reports. Web. 3 Dec. 2010. 
Image from Country Reports  
 What to include:
Photographer Last Name, First (if available). "Image Title." Name of Database. Web.

Date of access.
   
 Sample citation:
 "Burundi Flag." Country Reports. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
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State Geography
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Date published. Name of

Database
. Company. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Sedgewick, Jessica. "Interstate 10: California to Florida Non-Stop." State Geography.

ABC-CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.

 

World Geography

 

What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Date published. Name of

Database
. Company. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Dizolele, Mvemba Phezo. "Eye on Africa: Elusive Peace in Sudan (2005)." 14 Mar.

2005. World Geography. ABC-CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
World History - Ancient/Medieval Eras
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Date published. Name of

Database
. Company. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
McCaffery, Elizabeth. "Leptis Magna: A Rediscovered Ancient City." World History.

ABC-CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.

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World History - Modern Era

 

 

 
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Date published. Name of

Database
. Company. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Stockdale, Nancy. "Secretary General of the United Nations: A Controversial

Position." World History The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.

Virtual Reference eBooks
 
Americans at War
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Sobocinski, Andre. "Medicine, World War I ."  Americans at War. ed. John Resch.

Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA 2005. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 3

Dec. 2010.

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Bowling, Beatniks and Bell Bottoms

 

 

What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
"1960s: An Era of Pessimism and Activism." Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms.

Eds. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast.  Detroit: U*X*L*, 2002. Gale Virtual

Reference Library
. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
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Cities of the World
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.  
 
Sample citation:
"Bosnia and Herzegovina." Cities of the World. ed. Karen Ellicott. Detroit: Gale, 2002.

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
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Daily Life Through History
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Name of Database. Company.

Web. Date of access. 
 
Sample citation:
Bardsley, Sandy. "Women's Roles in the Middle Ages." Daily Life Online. ABC-

CLIO. Web. 3 Dec. 2010.
 
Early Civilizations in the Americas
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
"The Rise of the Incas."  Early Civilizations in the Americas. eds. Sonia Benson and
    
Deborah Baker.  Detroit: U*X*L*, 2005. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 3
    
Dec. 2010.
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Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access. 
 
Sample citation:
Santino, Jack. "Halloween." Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Ed. Solomon H. Katz.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web.

6 Dec. 2010.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
"Tubbataha Reef-World Heritage Site ." Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. Eds. David

Levinson and Karen Christensen.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 6 Dec. 2010.
Encyclopedia of World Cities
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access. 
 
Sample citation:
"Bangkok." Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities. Eds. Jill Copolla and

Susan Bevan Gal.  Detroit: U*X*L, 2000. Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Web. 6

Dec. 2010.
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Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East and North Africa
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access. 
 
Sample citation:
Kutschera, Chris. "Kurds."  Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa.

Ed. Phillip Mattar.  New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. Gale Virtual

Reference Library.
Web. 6 Dec. 2010.
Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Roberts, Geoffrey. "Katyn." Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.

Ed. Dinah Shelton.  Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. Gale Virtual

Reference Library.
Web. 6 Dec. 2010.
 
St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
Griffith, Benjamin. "Corvette." St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture. Eds. Sara

Pendergast and Tom Pendergast.  Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. Gale Virtual

Reference Library
. Web. 6 Dec. 2010.
UXL American Decades
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
"The 1960s Sports: Topics in the News." U*X*L American Decades. Eds. Tom

Pendergast and Sara Pendergast. Detroit: U*X*L, 2003. Gale Virtual Reference

Library
. Web. 6 Dec. 2010.
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UXL Fashion, Costumes and Culture
What to include:
Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Reference Book. Editor.

City: Publisher, Copyright date. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.
 
Sample citation:
"Sixteenth-Century Clothing." Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear,

Body Decorations and Footwear through the Ages. Eds. Sara Pendergast and

Tom Pendergast. Detroit: U*X*L, 2004. Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Web. 6

Dec. 2010.
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