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MLA Citation Examples

Format for academic journal articles


  1. Author.
  2. "Title of Article."
  3. Title of Journal,
  4. Volume number, issue number,
  5. Publication Date,
  6. Page number(s).
  7. Title of Database,
  8. DOI or URL.


Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, date, pp. #-#. Title of Database, DOI or URL.

See specific examples below. And see here for more information on DOIs and URLs.

Library database

Robbins, Michael. "Paul Muldoon's Covert Operations." Modern Philology, vol. 109, no. 2, 2011, pp. 266-99. JSTOR,

Free Web

Cohen, Lara Langer. "Emily Dickinson's Teenage Fanclub." The Emily Dickinson Journal, vol. 23, no. 1, 2014,

In print

Jordan, Stephanie. "Mark Morris Marks Purcell: 'Dido and Aeneas' as Danced Opera." Dance Research, vol. 29, no. 2, 2011, pp. 167-213.