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Citation Guide: How to cite JOURNALS

Guide to the MLA and APA Citation Styles; Latest Update 2016

How to cite PRINT JOURNALS

MLA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented
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    Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. "Title of Article." Name of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): Pages. Print.

    Example:
    Hise, Greg. "Home Building and Industrial Decentralization in Los Angeles." Journal of Urban History 19.2 (1993): 95-125. Print.

    Silverman, Rebecca, and Sara Hines. "The Effects of Multimedia-Enchanced Instruction on the Vocabulary of English-Language Learners and Non-English-Language Learners in Pre-Kindergarten Through Second Grade." Journal of Educational Psychology 101.2 (2009): 305-14. Print.

    How to cite ONLINE JOURNALS

    MLA Journal Article Citation

    • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced.
    • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented.

    Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or initial. "Title of Article." Name of Journal Vol.Issue (Year): pages. Name of database. Web. Date of access.

    Examples:

    Warren, Elizabeth, and Jay Lawrence Westbrook. "Contracting out of Bankruptcy: An Empirical Intervention." Harvard Law Review 118.4 (2005): 1197-1254. JSTOR. Web. 16 Apr. 2009.

    Barnett, W. Steven, Cynthia Lamy, and Kwanghee Jung. "The Effects of State Prekindergarten Programs on Young Children's School Readiness in Five States." The National Institute for Early Education Research Dec. 2005: 1-21. Rutgers University. Web. 6 May 2009.

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