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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 Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.  The following format and examples can help you cite an article written for a database.

*Note: If there is no author listed on your article, that's okay! Just skip that part of the citation, and start with the article title.

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

Example: "Nurse Practitioners." Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Facts On File. 19 Mar. 2019. 


Cite Your Sources in MLA format

Here are a few examples to help you cite your sources in MLA format:


How to Cite Part of a Book or Ebook (Print or Electronic)

Format: Author(s). "Title of Part." Title of Book, edited by Editor, edition, vol. #, Publisher, Year, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).


How to Cite a Journal Article from a Database

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).


How to Cite a Website

Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Website in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL.

*Note:  Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
*Note: If website does not have a date, add an access date at the end after the URL: Accessed 7 May 2016.
*Note: Do not include the http:// or https:// in the URL.

Additional MLA Examples