Q. How do I cite in MLA?

Answer

MLA Style is the recommended style of citation used in the Arts and Humanities. In MLA Style, you have some basic core elements that are arranged in a specific order: 

  1. Author.
  2. Title of source.
  3. Title of container,
  4. Other contributors, 
  5. Version,
  6. Number,
  7. Publisher, 
  8. Publication date,
  9. Location.

‚ÄčNote: Notice the appropriate punctuation to use after each element.

So the basic format for a Journal Article from the library databases:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. "Title of Source." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, PublicationDate, pp. #.

DatabaseName, URL.

Note: The journal title is in italics and all lines proceeding the first are indented. Vol.# refers to the Volume Number, no. # refers to the Issue Number, and pp. # refers to the page numbers.

Journal Article Example: 

Lorensen, Jutta. “Between Image and Word, Color, and Time: Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series.” African

American Review, vol. 40, no. 3, 2006, pp. 571-86.EBSCOHost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=24093790&site=ehost-live.

 

To learn how to cite using MLA citation, the library suggests referring to the Purdue OWL and MLA Style sites (see links below). 

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