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MLA: Periodicals

An Article in a Scholarly Journal

Format:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Publication date, Page numbers. Title of the database (if applicable), URL, DOI or Permalink.

Examples:

Davis, Robert, and Laszlo Sajtos. "Measuring Consumer Interactivity in Response to Campaigns Coupling Mobile and Television Media." Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 48, no. 3, 2008, pp. 375-91.

Wathington, Heather, et al. "A Good Start? The Impact of Texas' Developmental Summer Bridge Program on Student Success." Journal of Higher Education, vol. 87, no. 2, 2016, pp. 150-77. Academic Search Complete, cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=113075449&site=ehost-live&scope=site.


Tips:

MLA Handbook 9th Edition Update:

Lowercase seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) of the year when they are part of a publication date in the works-cited list.

Example:

Belton, John. “Painting by the Numbers: The Digital Intermediate.” Film Quarterly, vol. 61, no.3, spring 2008, pp.58-65.


MLA Handbook 9th Edition Update:

If your source provides a permalink (a stable URL) copy the permalink directly from the source instead of the URL in the browser.

Example:

Urban, M. C. “Accelerating Extinction Risk from Climate Change.” Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science), vol. 348, no. 6234, 2015, pp. 571–73, https://i-share-cod.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CARLI_COD/6bopgp/cdi_gale_infotracacademiconefile_A414426843.


MLA Handbook 9th Edition Update:

If your source offers a DOI (digital object identifier), copy the DOI directly from the source. If the DOI is not preceded by http:// or https:// in your source, precede the DOI in your entry with the following:

https://doi.org/

Example:

Bockelman, Brian. “Buenos Aires Bohème: Argentina and the Transatlantic Bohemian Renaissance, 1890-1910.” Modernism/Modernity, vol. 23, no. 1, 2016, pp. 37-63. Project Muse, https://doi.org/10.1353/mod.2016.0011.

An Article in a Magazine

Format:

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

Examples:

Conley, Kevin. "The First Secretary of Climate Change." Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2002, pp. 54+.

Bosker, Bianca. "Big in Canada: Throwing Axes for Fun." The Atlantic, Sept. 2016, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/canada/492749.

 

An Article in a Newspaper

Format:

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

Examples:

Martinez, Jennifer. "Anarchists Organize to Spread the Word." The Wall Street Journal, 1 Apr. 2009, p. A8.

Kamin, Blair. "Architect Jeanne Gang's Vision to Expand from the Skyscraper to the Police Station." Chicago Tribune, 13 Nov. 2015, www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-jeanne-gang-architecture-polis-station-ae-1115-20151113-story.html.

Tip: 

If the newspaper is a less well-known or local publication, include the city name in brackets after the title of the newspaper.

 

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