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Bibliographic Citations using MLA Style 8th edition (2016): Citing Online Articles

An introduction to the new (April 2016) edition of the MLA citation guide. The new Guide has introduced many new features to this widely used bibliographic style.

MLA Style for Online Articles

Article from a database:

     Dineen, Shauna. "The Make-up Labyrinth." E Magazine: The Environmental
              Magazine,
Nov./Dec. 2005, p. 40. Academic Search Premier. Accessed 16 July 2016.


     Smith, Kaukab Jhumra. "Shaping a Dream: Oregon Debates Future of Diversity."
               Eugene Weekly, 2 Oct. 2003, p. 19. Alt-Press WatchAccessed 21 Aug. 2016.

Format Note: Include:

  • the author's name (if known)
  • the full title of the article in quotation marks
  • the title of the magazine, italicized
  • the date of the article
  • the page numbers, if available
  • the name of the database, italicized
  • the date that you visited (accessed) the site

Article from a publication website:   

Lewin, Tamar. "Oregon's Gay Workers Given Benefits for Domestic Partners."
               New York Times Online, 10 Dec. 1998. Accessed 20 Sept. 2016.

Cohen, Elizabeth. "Five Ways to Avoid Germs While Traveling."
              CNN.com, 27 Nov. 2008. Accessed 28 Nov. 2016.

Format Note: Include:

  • the author's name (if known)
  • the full title of the article in quotation marks
  • the name of the website, italicized
  • the date of the article
  • the date that you accessed the site

Article from an online scholarly journal:    

Corsie, Sarah. "'You know, you ain't quite right': Humanity and the Monstrous 'Other' in Joss
              Whedon's Firefly." Watcher Junior, vol. 8, no. 2, Fall 2015,  www.whedonstudies.tv/watcher-
              junior-the-undergraduate-journal-of-whedon-studies.html. Accessed 26 Apr. 2016.

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