Bibliography Mla Format Articles

MLA: Journal

How to Cite a Journal in Print in MLA

Include the author's name, the title of the article, the name of the journal, the series number/type of the journal (if given), the volume number (if given), the issue number (if given), the year of publication, the page numbers of the article, format

Structure:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Print.

Examples:

Jacoby, William G. "Public Attitudes Toward Government Spending." American Journal of Political Science 38.2 (1994): 336-61. Print.

Fearon, James D., and David D. Laitin. "Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War." American Political Science Review 97.01 (2003): 75. Print.

How to Cite a Journal Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Poiger, Uta G. "Rock 'n' Roll, Female Sexuality, and the Cold War Battle over German Identities." The Journal of Modern History 68.3 (1996): 577. JSTOR. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.

How to Cite a Journal on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Jacoby, William G. "Public Attitudes Toward Government Spending." American Journal of Political Science 38.2 (1994): 336-61. JSTOR. Web. 23 Apr. 2010.

Poiger, Uta G. "Rock 'n' Roll, Female Sexuality, and the Cold War Battle over German Identities." The Journal of Modern History 3rd ser. 68 (1996): 577-616. JSTOR. Web. 4 Jan. 2013.

Make sure to:

  • Provide advanced information for the book if it is available.
  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Journal in MLA format.

Journal – A periodical published by a special group or professional organization. Often focused around a particular area of study or interest. Can be scholarly in nature (featuring peer-reviewed articles), or popular (such as trade publications).

Citing journals in MLA 7 is similar to citing books in MLA 7. There are, however, a few key differences. Read on for more information.


 

Citing a journal article found through a database*

*Note: Online databases provide access to thousands of journal articles. It is important to identify the database name when citing a journal article found through a database.

 

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Journal Title Series Volume.Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

 

Date accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.


Example:

Manning, Paul. “YouTube, ‘Drug Videos’ and Drugs Education.” Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy 20.2 (2013): 120-30. Academic Search Complete. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.


Citing a journal article in print

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Journal Title Series Volume.Issue (Year Published): Page-Page. Print.

 

Example:

Anand, Raktima, Akhilesh Gupta, Anshu Gupta, Sonia Wadhawan, and Poonam Bhadoria. “Management of Swine-flu Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Our Experience.” Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 28.1 (2012): 51-55. Print.


Citing a journal article not found using a database*

*Note: Some journal articles are accessible online without the use of a database. Citing an online journal article is similar to citing a print journal article, except that you include the date you found it.

 

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article title.” Journal Title. Series Volume.Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Website Publication Year. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.


*Note:
If you cannot identify a series, leave it out of the citation.

Date Accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.

 

Example:

Marsh, Joanne, and Gill Evans. “Generating Research Income: Library Involvement in Academic Research.” Library and Information Research 36.113 (2012): 48-61. 2013. Web. 2 Apr. 2013.


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