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MLA Citation Style 8th Edition: In-text Citation Examples for Articles

In-text citation examples for articles

Material Type In-text Citation Works Cited
an article from a print journal     (Arslanian-Engoren 168)   

Arslanian-Engoren, Cynthia, and Linda D Scott. "Women's Perceptions Of Biases And Barriers In Their Myocardial Infarction Triage Experience." Heart & Lung: The Journal Of Critical Care, vol.45, no.3, 2016, pp. 166-172.

an article from a scholarly journal in a database

(Johansson  et al. 2-4)

Johansson, Michael A., et al. “Zika and the Risk of Microcephaly.” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 375, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-4. MEDLINE [EBSCO], doi:10.1056/NEJMp1605367. Accessed 4 Oct. 2016.

In this example, [MEDLINE (EBSCO)] is the database and second container so it is italicized.

an article from a scholarly journal on the Internet

(Alum  32)

Alum, O.U. and Obuba L.E. "Microbial Diversity: A Key Driver of Environmental Biotechnology", International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, vol.11, pp. 31-37, 2015, Accessed 4 Oct. 2016.

an article with no author ("Estate" 102)

"The Estate Tax Debate." The Wilson Quarterly, vol. 25, no.1,  2001, pp. 100-2. Literature Resource Center,