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How to Cite - MLA

Print Journal Article

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal xx.xx (year of publication): xxx-xxx.

(xx.xx=volume.issue; xxx-xxx=page numbers)
  • Nouns and names in article titles are capitalized.
  • Articles titles are in quotation marks.
  • The journal name is capitalized.
  • The journal name is underlined.

Examples

Lowenthal, Lawrence D. "Arthur Miller's 'Incident at Vichy': A Sartrean Interpretation." Modern Drama 18.1 (1975): 29-40.

Kehler, Dorothea. "Shakespeare's Recollections of Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage: Two Notes." ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 14.1 (2001): 5-10.

Journal Article in a Database

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal xx.xx (year of publication): xxx-xxx. Database name. Name of the library that subscribes to the database, city, state abbreviation. day Month year of access <Database URL>.

(xx.xx=volume.issue, xxx-xxx=page numbers.)
  • Nouns and names in article titles are capitalized.
  • Articles titles are in quotation marks.
  • The journal name is capitalized and underlined.
  • The name of the library that subscribes to the database you used has to be included.
  • Web page address (URL) and the date when the page was accessed have to be included. Use the list of database URLs below.
List of Database URLs

Examples

Ravenscroft, A. "Recent Fiction from Africa: Chinua Achebe's 'Anthills of the Savannah' - A Note." The Literary Criterion 23.1-2 (1988): 172-175. Literature Resource Center. Borough of Manhattan Community College Library, New York, NY. 3 Sep. 2003 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cuny_main>.

Sugg, Katherine. "I Would Rather Be Dead: Nostalgia and Narrative in Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy." Narrative 10.2 (2002): 156-173. Project MUSE. Borough of Manhattan Community College Library, New York, NY. 3 Sep. 2003 <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.

Article in the Literature Resource Center Database

Note: This database contains articles from journals and magazines which are cited according to the rules described above. However, it also contains articles from books and series such as Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism. To cite articles from these series, follow the examples below

Examples

"Langston Hughes." Contemporary Authors. 2002. Literature Resource Center. Borough of Manhattan Community College Library, New York, NY. 9 July 2003 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cuny_main>.

"Langston Hughes." Contemporary Literary Criticism-Select. Literature Resource Center. Borough of Manhattan Community College Library, New York, NY. 9 July 2003 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cuny_main>.

Miller, Baxter R. "Langston Hughes." Dictionary of Literary Biography. 1987. Ed. Trudier Harris. Vol. 51. 112-133. Literature Resource Center. Borough of Manhattan Community College Library, New York, NY. 5 Aug. 2003 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cuny_main>.

List of Database URLS:

  • EBSCO Host databases - http://www.ebscohost.com
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe
  • Literature Resource Center - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cuny_main
  • InoTrac General Business File ASAP, Health Reference Center and ReferenceLink - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_me_cuny
  • JSTOR - http://www.jstor.org/jstor/
  • WilsonWeb databases - http://hwwilsonweb.com/
  • Ethnic NewsWatch - http://enw.softlineweb.com/ethnic.htm
  • ARTFL - http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/
  • American Chemical Society Publications - http://pubs.acs.org/
  • Project MUSE - http://muse.jhu.edu/
  • CQ Researcher - http://library.cqpress.com/

Journal Article on the Web

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal xx.xx (year of publication). day Month year of access <URL>.

(xx.xx=volume.issue)
  • Nouns and names in article titles are capitalized.
  • Articles titles are in quotation marks.
  • The journal name is capitalized and underlined.
  • Web page address (URL) and the date when the page was accessed have to be included.

Examples

Vasvari, Louise O. "Examples of the Motif of the Shrew in European Literature and Film." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 4 (2002). 3 Sep. 2003 <http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb02-1/vasvari02.html>.

Thompson, Herb. "Cyberspace and Learning." Electronic Journal of Sociology 6.1 (2002). 3 Sep. 2003 <http://www.sociology.org/content/vol006.001/thompson.html>.