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MLA citations

Example Citations

Book - Print

Author’s last name, First name. Title of Book. Edition statement, Publisher, Year of Publication.

Example:

Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient: A Novel. 1st Vintage International ed., Vintage Books, 1993.

 

Scholarly Journal Article – Electronic

Author Last Name, Author First Name, “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, date, page numbers. Name of Database, URL or doi number.

Example:

Livingstone, Sonia, and Ellen J. Helsper. "Parental Mediation of Children's Internet Use." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, vol. 52, no. 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 581-599. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1080/08838150802437396.

Note: when there's more than one author, only the first author is listed last name, first name. Subsequent authors are listed first name, last name.

 

Magazine article - Electronic

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, Day Month Year. URL. (if print, add pages after year) 

Example:

Kisner, Jordan. "Reiki Can't Possibly work. So Why Does It?" The Atlantic, Apr. 2020. 

              https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/04/reiki-cant-possibly-work-so-why-does-it/606808/

 

Newspaper article

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper, Day Month Year, pages.

If accessed online, include the URL.

Example:

Singh, Hardika. "Bank Stocks Set for Big Gains Ahead of Potential Fed Rate Increases." The Wall Street Journal, 11 Jan.

               2022. https://www.wsj.com/articles/bank-stocks-set-for-big-gains-ahead-of-potential-fed-rate-increases-

               11641897002?mod=hp_lead_pos2

 

Articles from a Web site

Author Last name, Author First Name. “Title of Article or Page.” Title of Web SitePublisher (if available), Date of publication, URL

Example:

“What Is Organic Food, and Is It Better Than Non-Organic?” Healthline, 14 May 2016.             

               https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-organic-food#section2