MLA Style Guide - Articles

This guide is based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition (Modern Language Association, 2009).  Works Cited items are listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper and should be double-spaced.  Parenthetical references are items referred to in the body of the paper.

Scholarly Journal Article, Print (One Author)

Works Cited:

Myerson, Joel. "A Calendar of Transcendental Club Meetings." American Literature 44 (1972): 197-207. Print.

Parenthetical:

(Myerson 199)


Scholarly Journal Article, Print (Two Authors)

Works Cited:

Brown, Cecelia M., and Lina Ortega. "Information-seeking Behavior of Physical Science Librarians: Research and Practice." College & Research Libraries 66 (2005): 231-247. Print.

Parenthetical:

(Brown and Ortega 237)

 

Magazine Article (One Author)

Works Cited:

Cook Mariana. "Cousin Kay." Victoria Nov. 2001: 27-28. Print.

Parenthetical:

(Cook 28)


Newspaper Article

Works Cited:
Johnston, David Cay. "Got Game? Got Old Game?" New York Times 11 July 2003, late ed.: F1+. Print.

Parenthetical:

(Johnston F1)

 

Encyclopedia Article

Works Cited:

"Magna Carta." The New Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 1998. Print.

Parenthetical:

("Magna Carta" 521)


Review

Works Cited:

Barth Melissa E. Rev. of The Summons, by John Grisham. Magill Book Reviews 1 Nov. 2002: 221. Print.

Parenthetical:

(Barth 221)