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ENG 102 Hamlet: MLA 8th Edition

MLA 8th Edition

This guide provides citation information according to the new (2016) 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. For examples of MLA citations according to the old (2009) 7th edition, see the guide titled MLA 7th.

Citing Articles from Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

These are the pieces of information you will generally need to cite an article from a journal, magazine, or newspaper, whether print or from a library database:

  1. Name of author(s) (if given)—this is the writer of the article, not the person the article is about

  2. Title of article, in quotation marks

  3. Complete title of journal, magazine, or newspaper where the article appears, in italics

  4. Volume number, issue number (for journals); date of publication for journals, magazines, newspapers

  5. Page number(s) where the article appears (skip for an article only appearing in an online source)

  6. Name of database containing the article (if applicable), in italics

  7. DOI or URL of article (if applicable)

 

Example for journal article from a library database:

Nelson, Michael, and John Lyman Mason. The Politics of Gambling in the South. Political Science Quarterly, vol. 118, no. 4, 2003-04, pp. 645-69. Proquest Central, libpro.pittcc.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.libpro.pittcc.edu/docview/208272897?accountid=13209.

   

MLA style dictates double-spacing for everything in your paper, including the citations in your “Works Cited” list. Check the Formatting page for more information on setting up your paper with correct MLA formatting.

Citing Articles from Websites

These are the pieces of information you will generally need to cite an article from a website:

  1. Name of author(s) (if given)—this is the writer of the article, not the person the article is about

  2. Title of article, in quotation marks

  3. Name of website, in italics

  4. Name of publisher(s) of the website (if listed; do no include if same as name of website)

  5. Date of publication (of article, not the whole website)

  6. URL of article

 

Example:

McDermott, Jennifer. A New Strategy to Combat Campus Sexual Assault. Community College Daily, American Association of Community Colleges, 20 May 2015, www.ccdaily.com/Pages/Campus-Issues/Lawmaker-adopts-new-strategy-to-combat-campus-sexual-assault.aspx.

   

MLA style dictates double-spacing for everything in your paper, including the citations in your “Works Cited” list. Check the Formatting page for more information on setting up your paper with correct MLA formatting.

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