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Citation Guide

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in research papers.

How to Cite ONLINE JOURNALS

MLA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced.
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented.

Last Name, First Name Middle Name or initial. "Title of Article." Name of Journal, vol. number, issue number, year, pages. Name of database, DOI or URL. Date of access (optional).

Examples:

Warren, Elizabeth, and Jay Lawrence Westbrook. "Contracting out of Bankruptcy: An Empirical Intervention." Harvard Law Review, vol. 118, no. 4, 2005, pp. 1197-1254. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/409337916.

Halbert, Debora. "Citizenship, Pluralism, and Modern Public Space." Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 15, no. 1, 2002, pp. 33-42. EBSCO MegaFILE, doi:10.1080/13511610220128304.

How to Cite PRINT JOURNALS

MLA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

 Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. "Title of Article." Name of Journal, vol. number, issue number, year, pages.

Example:
Hise, Greg. "Home Building and Industrial Decentralization in Los Angeles." Journal of Urban History, vol. 19, no. 2, 1993, pp. 95-125.

Silverman, Rebecca, and Sara Hines. "The Effects of Multimedia-Enchanced Instruction on the Vocabulary of English-Language Learners and Non-English-Language Learners in Pre-Kindergarten Through Second Grade." Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 101, no. 2, 2009, pp. 305-14.