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MLA 8th - 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 of article, Given Names. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol., no., year, pp. page numbers.


Journal articles

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. 217-248.

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. 231-247.

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.