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MLA Style Citation Guide - Langara Library

Articles: Basic Format

The MLA 8th ed. does not provide rules for citing specific types of resources. They provide a universal set of guidelines for any type of material based based on the core elements. The examples provided in this libguide were created by a Langara College librarian and follow this format.

Journal article, print

Works Cited

Dance, Ann. "Dikes, Ducks, and Dams: Environmental Change and the Politics of Reclamation at Creston Flats, 1882-2014." BC Studies, no. 184, 2015, pp. 11-44.

In-Text

(Dance 13)

Journal article, freely available online

Works Cited

Young, India. "Culture v. Capital: The Rebecca Belmore Case." Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, vol. 3, 2014, pp. 77-95, contemporaneity.pitt.edu/ojs/Index.php/contemporaneity/article/view/96. Accessed 11 June 2015.

In-Text

(Young 81)

It is preferable to use a DOI if available. Otherwise use a permalink or stable link.

Journal article, from a library database with a DOI

Works Cited

Dalley, Hamish. "The Idea of 'Third Generation Nigerian Literature': Conceptualizing Historical Change and Territorial Affiliation in the Contemporary Nigerian Novel." Research in African Literatures, vol. 44, no. 4, 2013, pp. 15-34. JSTOR, doi:0.2979/reseafrilite.44.4.15. Accessed 19 Nov. 2014.

In-Text

(Dalley 22)

MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 110.

Journal article, from library database without a DOI

Works Cited

Medak-Saltzman, Danika. "Transnational Indigenous Exchange: Rethinking Global Interactions of Indigenous Peoples at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition." American Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 3, 2010, pp. 591-615. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40983421. Accessed 22 Sept. 2015.

In-Text

(Medak-Saltzman 598)

MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 32.

Magazine article, print

Works Cited

Lum, Julia. "Monsters of the Urban Unconscious." Canadian Art, vol. 34, no.1, Spring 2017, pp. 71-77.

In-Text

(Lum 75)

Magazine article, online

Works Cited

Parenti, Christian and James Davis. "Free Speech as Battleground." Jacobin, 1 Apr. 2017, www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/free-speech-charles-murray-campus-protest/. Accessed 1 Apr. 2017.

In-Text

(Parenti and Davis)

Magazine article, from library database

Works Cited

Jeong, May. "The Patient War: What Awaits Trump in Afghanistan." Harper's Magazine, vol. 334, no. 2001, Feb. 2017, pp. 51-59. Canadian Business and Current Affairs, login.ezproxy.langara.bc.ca/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1876741786?accountid=37673. Accessed 1 Apr. 2017.

In-Text

(Jeong 58)

Newspaper article, print

Works Cited

Gray, Jeff. "Toronto Eyes Vancouver's Vacancy Tax to Rein in Real Estate Speculation." The Globe and Mail, 31 Mar. 2017, p. A1.

In-Text

(Gray A1)

Newspaper article, online

Works Cited

Serna, Joseph. "California Snowpack is One of the Biggest Ever Recorded, and Now Poses a Flooding Risk." Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2017, www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lnsierra-nevada-snowpack-measurement-20170330-story.html. Accessed 1 Apr. 2017.

In-Text

(Serna)

Newspaper article, from library database

Works Cited

Lamoureux, Kevin. "Indigenous Students Driving Innovation." Winnipeg Free Press, 30 Mar. 2017, A7. Canadian Major Dailies, login.ezproxy.langara.bc.ca/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1881900233?accountid=37673. Accessed 1 Apr. 2017.

In-Text

(Lamoureux A7)