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MLA Style (8th edition)

Formatting citations using the MLA 8th style. Based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition.


The Works Cited format for articles varies a little depending on the type of article you are citing. There are three general types of articles:

  • Newspaper articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed articles

The basic citation format for a periodical article is:

Author(s). "Title of the Article." Periodical Title, vol. volume number, no. issue number, publication date [Day Mon Year], pp. [page numbers]. Name of Database [if used], URL, Web Address, or DOI [if it accessed online].

Magazine Article Citation Example

Example of a magazine article citation:

Scholarly Article Citation Example

Example of a scholarly article from an electronic journal using a DOI: