Citing sources in MLA style is a lot more complicated than it used to be! When I started teaching, we had to know how to cite books and periodicals in our research, and that's all we had to teach our students to do, too.
If only it were still so easy. My teen sons lament MLA style and footnotes! It's hard enough to find and vet useful resources for scholarly purposes, but to have to cite them properly ... puts most of us over the edge.
Thanks to the kind folks at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, we can fear the suffering no more. Based on Marilyn Heath's book MLA Made Easy: Citation Basics for Beginners, they created a concise, visual reference for the proper way to cite six different kinds of online resources.
Post it in class, send home a copy for late-night paper-writing relief, and ship it out via your class website. This is a bacon-saving resource your students will thank you for sharing.
The graphic features clear, annotated examples of how to cite web pages, websites, wiki articles, blogs and discussion forums, and articles from online periodicals and scholarly journals.