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MLA Style Citation Examples: Articles

Find how to cite a web page, journal, book, eBook, textbook, magazine, newspaper, video, DVD, TV show, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or blog post. Find how to format in-text/parenthetical citations, papers, and cite when no author or date is listed.

Journals

NOTE: To standardize citations, all DOIs need to be proceeded by https: doi.org/ before the DOI number (p. 194).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 194 and 319-321 of the 9th edition)

[ MLA article with DOI ]

 

IN TEXT 

(Caoncannon-Gibney 432).


WORKS CITED (TWO AUTHORS)

Barchas, Janine, and Devoney Looser. "Introduction: What's Next for Jane Austen?" Texas Studies in Literature & Language, vol. 61, no. 4, winter 2019, pp. 335-344. EBSCOhost, https://doi.org/10.7560/tsll61401.

IN TEXT 

(Barchas and Looser 340).

 

WORKS CITED (THREE OR MORE AUTHORS)

Miano, Alice, et al. "Exploring the Effects of a Short-Term Spanish Immersion Program in a Postsecondary Setting." Foreign Language Annals, vol. 49, no. 2, summer 2016, pp. 287-301. EBSCOhost, https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12194.

IN TEXT 

(Miano et al. 293).

NOTE: To standardize permalinks/URLS, omit http:// or https://. When the permalink/URL is more than three lines, truncate it to the host name (do not use a shortening service website such as bit.ly) (p. 195-196.)

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 138, 178, and 319-321 of the 9th edition)

[ MLA article with permalink ]

IN TEXT 

(Hlinak 22).

 
WORKS CITED (TWO AUTHORS)

Pierce, Jennifer B., and Micah Bateman. "Song of 2000 Whitman Lovers." Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 61, no. 17, Jan. 2015, pp. 10-12. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.nwmissouri.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2015870518&site=eds-live&scope=site.

IN TEXT 

(Pierce and Bateman 10).

 

WORKS CITED (THREE OR MORE AUTHORS)

Sableski, Mary-Kate, et al. "Children's Literature and Classroom Communities: Helping Teachers and Students Navigate Traumatic Events." Journal of Children's Literature, vol. 47, no. 1, spring 2021, pp. 134-140. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.nwmissouri.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=149982986&site=eds-live&scope=site.

IN TEXT 

(Sableski et al. 135).

NOTE: To standardize permalinks/URLS, omit http:// or https://. When the permalink/URL is more than three lines, truncate it to the host name (do not use a shortening service website such as bit.ly) (p. 195-196.)

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 319-321 of the 9th edition)

                [ MLA article with URL ]

IN TEXT 

(Mejeur).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 158, 164, and 319 of the 9th edition)

[ MLA article in print ]

IN TEXT 

(Franke 3).

Magazines

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see page 323 in the 9th edition)

                 [ Magazine from a database ]

IN TEXT 

(Mead 40).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR - No season, volume number, or issue number)

(For more examples, see page 323 in the 9th edition)

                [ Magazine from a nondatabase ]

IN TEXT 

(Stone).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR - With season, volume number, or issue number)

Kirsch, Adam. "The Classicist Who Killed Homer." The New Yorker, vol. 97, no. 16, 14 June 2021, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/14/the-classicist-who-killed-homer.

IN TEXT 

(Kirsch).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see page 323 in the 9th edition)

[ Print magazine ]

IN TEXT 

(Rodriguez et al. 131).

Newspaper

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see page 321-322 in the 9th edition)

                [ newspaper article from database ]

IN TEXT

(Beckerman).

 

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see page 321-322 in the 9th edition)

                [ newspaper article from nondatabase ]

IN TEXT

(Cooper et al.).

WORKS CITED (Opinion or Editorial)

Editorial Board. "Lift Chicago's 10 p.m. Curfew on Liquor Sales: "'We are not Wheaton.'" Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2021, www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-chicago-liquor-sales-lightfoot-20210601-tt4unndnc5acblui67co7lfz3y-story.html.

IN TEXT 

(Editorial Board).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see page 321-322 in the 9th edition)

[ newspaper article in print ]

      IN TEXT

      (Kingsley).

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