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MLA Citation Style, 8th Edition

This guide will provide rules and examples for using MLA citation style.

General Format: Scholarly Article in Library Database

Scholarly Articles found online through library databases will generally take the following format:

Author Last Name, First Name. "Capitalized Title of Article." Capitalized and Italicized Journal Title, vol. #, no. #, year, page numbers. Capitalized, Italicized Name of Database if Applicable, URL without http:// OR DOI.


Hannah, Daniel K. "The Private Life, the Public Stage: Henry James in Recent Fiction." Journal of Modern Literature, vol.30, no. 3, 2007, pp. 70-94. JSTOR,

Note: When including a URL, omit the http:// and https://

*For multiple authors, follow the same guidelines as for books.*