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MLA Format Style Guide: Article Examples


1. Author

2. Title of Source

3. Title of Container

4. Other Contributors

5. Version

6. Number

7. Publisher

8. Publication Date

9. Location


Remember to indent the second and following lines of your Works Cited Entries!

Print Journal Article 

Baron, Naomi. “Redefining Reading: The Impact of Digital Communication Media.” PMLA, vol. 128, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 193-200. 

Online Journal Article, with DOI number

Chan, Evans.  “Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema.” Postmodern Culture, vol. 10, no. 3, May 2000.  Project    Muse, doi: 10.1353/pmc.2000.0021

Online Journal Article, without DOI number

Goldman, Anne.  “Questions of Transport: Reading Primp Levi Reading Dante.” The Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR, 

Print Magazine Article

Williams, Joy. “Rogue Territory.” The New York Times Book Review, 9 Nov. 2014, p. 1. 

Online Magazine Article

Deresiewicz, William. “The Death of the Artist – and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur.” The Atlantic, 28 Dec. 2014,    entrepreneur/383497. 

Print Newspaper Article

Thomas, Ken, and Kathleen Ronayne. “Sanders Declares Support for Clinton.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 July 2016, p. A2. 

Online Newspaper Article

Devlin, Eric. “University of Valley Forge Cleans Up Borough.” The Phoenix Reporter and Item, 14 April 2016, 


  • Capitalize the main words in the document title.  If there is a colon in the title (a subtitle), capitalize the main words after the colon.
  • Alphabetize your Works Cited list by the first word of the citation, usually the author's last name.  If there is no author, alphabetize by the first main word in the title (ignore a, an, and the).
  • Double space all the citations on your Works Cited page.
  • Indent the second and following lines of the citation.