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MLA Citation: Print Articles

Select the blue tab for the type of citation you need.

List of Core Elements

If these elements are available, include them in your citation:

  • Author
  • Title of source: book, article, poem, song, art object
  • Title of Container: book that is a collection, periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper), television series, website, database
  • Other Contributors: editors, illustrators, translators, directors, actors, etc.
  • Version: edition or version (e-book, Kindle ed.)
  • Number: volume in a multi-volume set, journal volume and issue numbers, TV series season and episode
  • Publisher: publishing house, TV or film production company, website, blog network.
  • Publication date
  • Location: page(s), URL, disc number in a DVD set

Optional Elements:

  • City of Publication for works published before 1900
  • Date of Access: recommended
  • URL: recommended
  • DOI: if available, use instead of a URL

Print Article Examples

Journal Article

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #Year, pages.


Davis, Cynthia J. "Margaret Fuller, Body and Soul." American Literature,  vol. 71, 1999, pp. 31-56

DiMatteo, Anthony. "The Use and Abuse of Shakespeare." College Literature, vol31, no. 2, 2005,

      pp. 185-195. 

Magazine Article


Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Magazine, Day Month Year, pages.


Alter, Jonathan. "Truth: The Best Propaganda." Newsweek4 Dec. 2002, p. 29

Weintraub, Arlene, and Laura Cohen. "A Thousand-Year Plan for Nuclear Waste." Business Week, 6

      May 2002, pp. 42-47.

Newspaper Article 


Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper [City of Publication, State], Day Month Year, pages.


"Designs on Fuel Savings." Washington Times, 8 Oct. 2005, pp. B1+

Behre, Robert. "Presidential Hopefuls Get Final Crack at Core of S.C. Democrats." Post and

      Courier [Charleston, SC], 29 Apr. 2007, p. A11.