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MLA Style: 7th edition: Articles

Articles from Print Magazines, Journals and Newspapers

Note: For articles from a scholarly journal, use the year of publication only.  For articles from other types of periodicals, use the day, month, season and year of publication.

Journal Article (MLA Handbook 136-140)

Last, First name of author. “Article Title”. Journal Name. Volume.Issue (Year): Page(s). Format.

Example:

Ofek, Elie, and Ozge Turut. “To Innovate or Imitate? Entry Strategy and the Role of Market Research.” 

                Journal of Marketing Research (JMR) 45.5 (2008): 575-592. Print.

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Journal Article Reprinted in Reference Book (MLA Handbook 159-160)

Last, First name of author. “Article Title.” Journal Title  Vol.Issue (Year): Page(s) of original article. 

                Rpt. in Book Title. Ed. First Last name of editor. Vol. #. City Published: Publisher, Year Published. 

               Page(s) in reference book. Format.

Example:

Oehlschlaeger, Fritz. “The Stoning of Mistress Hutchinson: Meaning and Context in ‘The Lottery’.”   

                Essays in Literature 15.2 (1998): 259-265. Rpt. in Short Stories for Student

                Ed. Kathleen Wilson. Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 1997. 149-151. Print.

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Newspaper Article (MLA Handbook 141-142)

Last, First name of author. “Article Title.” Newspaper  Day Month Year: Page(s). Edition. Page/Column Number.  Format.

Example:

Korkki, Phyllis. “Job Security? Consider a Career in Health Care.” New York Times 15 Nov. 2009,  late ed.:

              BU2. Print.

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Magazine Article (MLA Handbook 142-143)​

Last, First name of author. “Article Title.” Magazine Day Month Year: Page(s). Format.

Example:

Reece, Tamekia. “7 Computer Skills You’ll Need for Success.” Career World  Oct. 2009: 20-23. Print.

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Articles from FSCJ databases

Magazine Article from FSCJ database (MLA Handbook 192-193)

Last, First name of author. “Article Title.” Title of Magazine Day Month Year Published: Page(s).   

                Name of Database. Format. Day Month Year Accessed. 

               <Include a URL only when it would be impossible to locate the source without it or your instructor

                requires you to include it in your citation>.   

Example:

Gerdes, Lindsey. “The Best Places to Launch a Career.” Business Week 27 Sept. 2007: 48-60.   

               Academic Search Complete. Web. 7 Jan. 2009.   

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Journal Article from FSCJ database (MLA Handbook 192-193)

Last, First name of author. “Article Title.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year Published): Page(s).   

                Name of Database. Format. Day Month Year Accessed. 

               <Include a URL only when it would be impossible to locate the source without it or your

                instructor requires you to include it in your citation>.   

Example:

Jones, Steven E. “ Dickens on ‘Lost’: Text, Paratext, and Fan-Based Media.” Wordsworth Circle 

                38.2 (2007): 71-77.  Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Nov. 2009.