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MLA Guide

This guide contains information to help you cite your sources in MLA format.

Citing a Magazine or Newspaper Article (Print or Electronic)

Magazine From Print or Database:

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Magazine/Newspaper in Italics, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database in Italics (if electronic).

*Note: For local newspapers, if the city is not included in the title of the paper add the city in square brackets after the newspaper title: The Herald [Rock Hill]

*Note: For articles published by the Associated Press or other News Agency, do not list an author.

*Note: Include URL for database at end if instructor requires it.

Example: Medeiros, Brian. "Keep Cows Comfortable." Dairy Today, 13 Oct. 2011, pp. 33+. General OneFile.

Newspaper Article from Print or Database:

Example 2: Pantazi, Andrew. "Fired IT Director Who Testified in George Zimmerman Trial Will Sue State Attorney's Office, Lawyer Says." Florida Times-Union [Jacksonville], 17 July 2013. Newspaper Source Plus.

Chronicling America Example: "Boy Slayers Calm as State Demand They Die on Gallows." Evening Star [Washington, D.C.], 23 July 1924. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, Library of Congress, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1924-07-23/ed-1/seq-1/.

*Note: Include URL for database at end if instructor requires it.


Online Magazine or Newspaper:

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Magazine/Newspaper in Italics, Date of Publication, page number(s), URL.

Example: “Interview with Paul Muldoon.” The Yale Literary Review, Spr. 2009, yalelitmag.com/interview-with-paul-muldoon/.

Example: Coontz, Stephanie. “The Not-So-Good Old Days.” The New York Times, 16 June 2013, p. SR11, www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/opinion/sunday/coontz-the-not-so-good-old-days.html.

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