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MLA Style Guide

How to Cite an Electronic Journal Article

References to electronic articles from a scholarly journal must include the following elements if given:

Author Last name, First. “Article Title.” Name of Journal, vol. number, issue number, Month or Season Year, start page – end page if give, Name of Database, URL or DOI (preferred).

Note: Volume number and issue number are now preceded by vol. and no., respectively. Page numbers in the works-cited list are now preceded by p. or pp.

Example 1:

MLA style citation for an online journal article with a doi

Example 2:

MLA style citation for an online journal article without a doi

 

Note: Citations are single-spaced here, but be sure to double-space your Works Cited page.

How to Cite an Electronic Magazine Article

References to electronic magazine articles must include the following elements if given:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, Database, URL.

*Note: include any articles (A, An, The) at the beginning of a magazine's title. Page numbers in the works-cited list are now preceded by p. or pp.

MLA style citation for online magazine article

*Note: citations are single-spaced here but should be double-spaced on your Works Cited page.

How to Cite an Electronic Newspaper Article

Cite an electronic newspaper article following the same format as with magazine articles:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, page(s). Database, URL.

However, note that newspaper page numbers may look different from  magazine page numbers; they will typically include both a number and letter. If the newspaper has multiple editions in the same day, i.e., an early and a late edition, include that information directly after the date of publication. Some electronic newspaper articles will not have page numbers.

MLA style citation for an online newspaper article

Note: Citations are single-spaced here, but be sure to double-space your Works Cited page.