Database Access From Home
As an Archbishop Mitty High School student, faculty or staff member you have full access to electronic recourses away from campus.
To access the Library database from home use >
username: your myMitty username (e.g JennyMcStudent17)
password: your myMitty password
Direct Access databases
username: your entire AMHS email address (e.g JennyMcStudent17@mittymonarch.com)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Global Issues in Context
Save your Proquest SIRS search
Save your sources with the "Save Session" option. After your initial search in SIRS, select "Save A Session." When you return to SIRS, sign in under "Retrieve a Session' and continue to adding to your list of resources.
Search the Origins Archives from May 1971 to the present
The Purdue OWL website is the definitive resource for MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style.
Examples for Citing Sources
I. Citing All Documents from Databases
1. Author. 2. “Title of article.” 3. Name of periodical 4. Volume and issue numbers 5. (Date of publication): 6. Inclusive pages. 7. Name of database. 8. Medium - in this case Web. 9. Your date of access.
With two authors:
Saliba, George, and Katherine L. Jacobs. “Saving the San Pedro River.” Environment 50.6 (2008): 30-43. ProQuest. Web. 3 Mar. 2010.
With no author:
“The World.” Time 175 (2010): 12-13. Gale General OneFile. Web. 24 Feb. 2010.
II. Citing a Short Work from a Web Site (articles, poems, etc.)
1. Author (if given). 2.“Title of the short work.” 3. Title of the site. 4. Sponsor of the site, 5. Date of publication or last update. 6. Medium – in this case Web. 7. Your date of access.
“Living Old.” Frontline. PBS Online, 21 Nov. 2006. Web. 19 Jan. 2009.
III. Citing an Online Book, Play, or Long Poem
Cite a book or a book-length work, such as a play or a long poem, as you would a short work from a web site (above) but italicize the title of the work.
Stackelberg, Roderick. Hitler’s Germany. London: Routledge, 1999. Questia, Web. 24 Feb. 2010.
IV. Citing an Entire Web Site
1. Name of author, editor, or corporate sponsor. 2. Title of the site italicized. 3. Sponsor of the site, 4. Date of publication or last update. 5. Medium - in this case Web. 6. Your date of access.
United States Environmental Protection Agency. Drinking Water Standards. EPA, 28 Nov. 2006. Web. 24 Jan. 2007.
Use the following abbreviations to denote missing information:
- n.d. – no date of publication given
- n.p. – no place of publication or no publisher
- n.pag. – no page numbers
Check the sidebar when looking at articles from the databases; you may be able to copy the correct MLA citation for your article.
If you keep your citation list in a Google Spreadsheet as you research you will be able use the sort function to easily alphabetize your sorces when preparing your works-cited page.
Technology can help with the grunt work of formatting your citations. Try using these tools to get your citations into the correct format. Double check them against MLA format and edit where necessary.