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MLA Citation Style 8th Edition: MLA Citation Exercises for Articles

Practice Template

Basic works cited format:

Basic MLA works cited format

A Magazine article

Citation format:

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any). "Title of Article." Title of Magazine,  vol. (volume number if any), no. (issue number if any) ,Day (if given) Month (abbreviated except May, June, and July) Year, Page numbers of article (if the article is not printed on consecutive pages, give the first page followed by a +)

A Journal article

a. A journal article 

Article title: 'I will never forget that': lasting effects of language discrimination on language-minority children in Colombia and on the U.S.-Mexico border
Authors:
Murillo, Luz A.
Smith, Patrick H
Source (Journal Title) :
Childhood Education. Spring, 2011, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p147, 7 p.
Publisher Information: 
Association for Childhood Education International
Publication Year: 2011

Citation description:

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any). "Title of article." Journal title, vol. (volume number), no. (issue number), Date of publication, page numbers.

 

b. Article accessed from an online library periodical database. If the article in the above example was retrieved from an online database, add the following information in the citation: Title of Database.  Date of researcher's access. 

Article title: Store impulse marketing strategies and body mass index 

Citation description

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any). "Title of article." Journal title, vol. (volume number), no. (issue number), Date of publication, page numbers. Title of Database, URL (without http:// or https://). Accessed Date.

 

Newspaper article

Title: The pros and cons of 'processed foods'
Source: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. Oct 2015, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p4, 2 p.
Publisher Information: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
Publication Year: 2015

Citation description:

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any). "Article Title." Title of Newspaper, Day Month (abbreviated except May, June, and July) YearSection and page number(s) (if the article is not printed on consecutive pages, just give the first page followed by +).