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Citation Guide

This guide provides a few examples of how to cite various sources in different citation styles. An explanation of citations is included on the first tab.

Article Sources in Works Cited, MLA Style

ARTICLES, MLA

Placeholder example for articles—see below for specifics

Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal x.x (year): pg-pg.

 

*MLA spells out the full first name when available.

*Title of Article is in quotes.

*Title of Journal is italicized.

*x.x means volume number period issue number.

*pg-pg is page number to page number.

Journal article print and online

Marez, Curtis. “The Other Addict: Reflections on Colonialism and Oscar Wilde’s Opium Smoke Screen.” ELH  64.1 (1997): 257-287.

 

*This is the journal citation if you found it in PRINT.

*Make sure you put the title of the article in quotes and the title of the journal in italics—not the other way around.

*64.1 refers to the volume number (volume 32) and issue number (issue 1) of the publication. Volume numbers general increase by one number each year, and issue numbers increase based on how often they are published—i.e., if published monthly, then January is issue 1, February is issue 2, etc.

*257-287 are the page numbers of the article.

 

Marez, Curtis. “The Other Addict: Reflections on Colonialism and Oscar Wilde’s Opium Smoke Screen.” ELH  64.1 (1997): 257-287. JSTOR. Web. 2 Feb. 2012.

 

*This is the journal citation if you found it ONLINE/in a database. It is exactly the same with additions on the end of the database and the medium of Web.

*The final date is the date accessed and will be your personal date of access, not the one listed here.

Newspaper/

magazine article in print

Shradel, Drew. “Track and Field Wins 11 Events at Home Select.” Trumpet 6 Feb. 2012: 7. Print.

 

*Magazines are cited the same as this example. For more quirks, such a monthly magazine, see the style guide page 143.

 

Gruenewald, Adam. “Wartburg Prof Launches Peace and Justice Major.” Waverly Democrat 16 Feb. 2012: A1+. Print.

 

*Note in this second example, the article is in a paper with sections and that the article is on more than one page (use the +).

Newspaper/ magazine article online (cited as a web source)

Stegmeir, Mary. “Cedar Valley Immigrants Catch World Cup Fever.” WCFCourier.com. wcfcourier.com, 18 June 2010. Web. 9 Nov. 2010.

 

*The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is a different product when it is online instead of in print. Cite it accordingly (i.e., as a web site). The same is true for online magazines.