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MLA Guide

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

Citing an Article Written for a Database

Some database articles are not contained in a journal, magazine, book, or newspaper.  These articles are written exclusively for the database such as Mergent Intellect, Issues and Controversies or Today's Science.  The following format and examples can help you cite an article written for a database.

Format: Author. "Article Title." Database Name, Publisher of Database, Date.

Mergent Intellect

Example: “05-195-7769. Walmart Inc.” Mergent Intellect, Mergent, 2016.

Issues and Controversies:

Example: “Human Trafficking.” Issues and Controversies, Infobase, 17 Nov. 2010.

Today's Science:

Example: Smith, Eric. “The Carbon Solution.” Today’s Science, Infobase, July 2016.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (only some articles):

Example: “Guns and Violence.” Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2016. Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

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

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