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MLA - Referencing Guide

Journal Articles


  This information relates to journal articles from print sources.

  For journal articles from electronic sources, please see E-journals.

  Arrange information about the source in the format given.

  The authors' names should be given as they appear on the source document.

  Article titles, journal titles and sub-titles are given maximal capitalisation.

 Article titles are enclosed within quotation marks and journal titles are italicised if typed or underlined if handwritten.

  Give the volume number followed immediately by a comma and the issue number.

  Use p. for a single page number and pp. for multiple page numbers.


Standard format for citation

Author's Surname, Given Names, and Given Names Author's Surname. "Title of Article: Subtitle." Title of Journal, vol., no., year, pp. page numbers.


Journal article

Boyd, Fenice B., and Chinwe H. Ikpeze. "Navigating a Literacy Landscape: Teaching Conceptual Understanding With Multiple Text Types." Journal of Literacy Research, vol. 39, no. 2, 2007, pp. 217-48.

Hallin, Daniel C. "Sound Bite News: Television Coverage of Elections, 1968-1988." Journal of Communication, vol. 42, no.2, 1992, pp. 5-24.

Kyratsis, A. "Talk and Interaction Among Children and the Co-construction of Peer Groups and Peer Culture." Annual Review of Anthropology, vol. 33, 2004, pp. 231-47.

Yeh, Michelle. "The 'Cult of Poetry' in Contemporary China." Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 55, no. 1, 1996, pp. 51-80.

Journal article: No author

"The Pain of Being a Caffeine Freak." New Scientist, vol. 172, no. 2311, 6 Oct. 2001, p.27.

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, and web pages.