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Citation Style Guides: Articles

General Form

MLA Handbook 8th ed. (p. 21):

Author. "Article Title." Journal Title, vol. number, issue number,

     Date, pp. inclusive pages.


MLA Handbook 8th edition

  • No longer distinguishes format between scholarly and non-scholarly.
  • No longer records when you viewed an item online.
  • No longer records what database you viewed an item.
  • Requires URLs or DOIs.  There is discussion about truncating long URLs (EBSCOhost products).  However, as of September 2017 nothing formal has been decided by MLA.


Print (p. 21):

Albada, Kelly. "The Public and Private Dialogue about

     the American Family on Television." Journal of

     Communication, vol. 50, issue 4, 2000, pp. 79-110.


Jeromack, Paul. "This Once, a David of the Art World

     Does Goliath a Favor." New York Times 13 July 2002,

     New England ed.: A13+.



Web - based (pp. 31-32):

Ryan, Maureen. "Robert Olen Butler's Vietnam Veterans:

     Strangers in an Alien Home." Midwest Quarterly: A

     Journal of Contemporary Thought, vol. 38, issue 3

     Spring 1997, pp. 274-94. EBSCOhost, search.



Note: The above was located in the database Academic Search Complete.  MLA no longer requires referencing the database.


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