Cite Right: MLA Style for Articles

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Quentin:

Well in this class we are supposed to use MLA style.

Mike:

OK, great, let’s talk about how to properly cite sources in MLA style. 

Let’s look at some examples of different types of materials you might use in your research and how they should be cited.

Journal article from a library database


Mike:

This is an example of a citation found in a research database. Most of the elements that you need to cite the article properly are here; they just need to be reformatted and rearranged in order to comply with MLA style guidelines. Here are the elements you need to cite this journal article properly: author(s), publication date, title of the article, title of the journal, volume and issue number, and page numbers. Add database name and the word “Web”, followed by retrieved from date.