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MLA 8th Edition: Articles

Articles

Journal article from a database:

Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name. "Title of Source." Title of Container, vol. x, no. x, Year, pp. xx-xx. Title of Container, Location. (DOI or URL without http://)

Example:

   Gaudet, Janice C., and Diane Caron-Bourbonnais. "It's in Our Blood." AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, vol. 11, no. 2, 2015, pp. 164-176. Academic Search Complete, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=103205001&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

or

   Cohler, Bertram J. "Life Writing in the Shadow of the Shoah: Fathers and Sons in the Memoirs of Elie Wiesel and Leon Weliczker Wells." International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, vol. 7, Mar. 2010, pp. 40-57. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1002/aps.227.

 

Journal article from a website:

   Last Name, First Name. "Title of Source." Title of Container, vol. x, no. x, Year, pp. xx-xx. Title of Container, Location. (DOI or URL without http://)

Example:

   Fromm, Harold. "Sylvia Plath, Hunger Artist." The Hudson Review, vol. 43, no. 2, 1990, pp. 245-256. hfromm.net/Plath2.pdf.


*The general format for a source with two authors: Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name.

*The general format for a source with three or more authors: Last Name, First Name Initial., et al.


Magazine article from a database:

  Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name. "Title of Source." Title of Container, vol. x, no. x, Year, pp. xx-xx. Title of Container, Location. (DOI or URL without http://)

Example:

   Wagamese, R. "Lemon Pie and Finding Ali." Canadian Dimension, vol. 41, no. 1, 2007, pp. 8-9. ProQuest, proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?RQT=302&COPT=REJTPUcwJklOVD0wJlZFUj0y&clientId=59668&cfc=1

 

Magazine article:

  Last Name, First Name Initial., et al. "Title of Source." Title of Container, Date, Location. (URL without http://)

Online Example:

  Connolly, Jess. "Back to the Data Mine." The Walrus, 10 May 2016, thewalrus.ca/back-to-the-data-mine/​.

Print Example:

   Estroff Marano, Hara. "An Element of Protection: Magnesium is a Mineral Essential to Mental Health." Psychology Today, May-Jun. 2016, pp. 29-30​.

The general format for an encyclopedia article:

Last Name, First Name Initial. "Title of Source." Title of Container, edited by First Name Last Name, vol. x, Publisher, Year, pp. xx-xx. Title of Container, Location. (URL without http://)

Example:

Gerstel, Naomi. "Gender Gap."  Encyclopedia of Social Problems, edited by Vincent N. Parrillo, SAGE Publications, 2008, pp. 392-394. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3074000241&v=2.1&u=edmo88243&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=d6ce18f534b0d0c6b66b8bb8391a6965.

The general format for an online government publication:

Government Name. Name of Government Agency. Title of Source. Publisher, Year, Location. (URL without http://)

Example:

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. Wildfire Management in Alberta. Sustainable Resource Development, 2001, www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/formain15906/$file/WildfireManagementInAlberta.pdf?OpenElement

The general format for a website article:

Last Name, First Name Initial., et al. "Title of Source." Title of Container, Date, Location. (URL without http://)

Example:

Griffin, Marie. "Sylvia Plath - Poet, Author: Great Talent in Great Darkness." Verywell, 24 Mar. 2015, www.verywell.com/sylvia-plath-poet-author-378742.

or no author:

"A Guide to Paris for Literature Lovers.” Girls Guide to Paris, girlsguidetoparis.com/guide-paris-literature-lovers.

The general format for a tweet:

Author Name. "Title of Source." Title of Container, vol. x, no. x, Year, pp. xx-xx. Title of Container, Location. (DOI or URL without http://)

Example:

@CBCNews. "Bee-sized drones use static electricity to perch like bats http://ift.tt/1rX2uSf." Twitter, 19 May 2016, 12:49 p.m., twitter.com/CBCNews/status/733384083313721344.

 

The general format for a web comment:

Author Name. Comment on "Title of Source." Title of Container, vol. x, no. x, Year, pp. xx-xx. Title of Container, Location. (DOI or URL without http://)

Example:

Martin, Phillip. Comment on "Coming to Terms with my Unread Pile." Book Riot, 19 May 2016, 1:55 p.m., bookriot.com/2016/05/19/17-great-upcoming-books-about-women/.

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Database URL

If there is no DOI (digital object identifier), cite from the database using the home page (entry page) URL of the appropriate NorQuest database provider below:

Ebsco databases:

search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost

Gale databases:

find.galegroup.com/gps/start.do?prodld=IPS&userGroupName=edmo88243

ProQuest databases:

proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?RQT=302&COPT=REJTPUcwJklOVD0wJlZFUj0y&clientId=59668&cfc=1

Core Elements Template

In-text Citations

The general format of an in-text citation is the Author Name and a page number.

The general format for a work with 1 author:

(Author Last Name xx)

Example:

(Gerstel 393)

 

The general format for a work with 2 authors:

(Author Last Name and Author Last Name xx)

Example:

(Gaudet and Caron-Bourbonnais 171)

 

The general format for a work with 3 or more authors:

(Author Last Name et al. xx)

Example:

(Adler et al. 5)

 

The general format for a corporate author:

(Corporate Author, Administrative Unit xx)

Example:

(Alberta Sustainable Resource Development 22)

 

The general format for no author:

(Title of Source xx)

Example :

("Literary" 22)