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MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

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Many school and public libraries subscribe to databases that contain newspaper articles. Ask your librarian for help to access any subscription newspaper databases. Even though web pages and URLs can be taken down or changed, it is still possible to learn about the source from the information seen in the URL. When including URLs in a citation, omit http: When creating a citation that will be read on a digital device, it is helpful to make the URL clickable so that readers can directly access the source themselves.

Title of the database, Location such as a URL. The Wall Street Journal, p. Cite an online newspaper article in APA format the same way you would a print source but add the words, "Retrieved from" followed by the URL of the home page of the newspaper.

Note that the URL must begin with "http: Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Cite the newspaper article in Chicago Manual of Style using the title of the article first. The title should be in title case, followed by a comma and enclosed in quotes. Add the name of the newspaper and where it is published, if the publisher is a smaller, unknown publisher. Add a comma after the publisher name. Add the date of publication in the month, day, year format. Danielle Cort has been a freelance writer since , specializing in psychology, health, education and parenting.

She has published articles in "Family" magazine. If page numbers are not available, use par. Use these in place of the p. Here are some common features you should try to find before citing electronic sources in MLA style. Not every Web page will provide all of the following information. However, collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes:.

Title of container self contained if book , Other contributors translators or editors , Version edition , Number vol. It is a good idea to list your date of access because web postings are often updated, and information available on one date may no longer be available later.

When using the URL, be sure to include the complete address for the site except for the https: Editor, author, or compiler name if available. Date of access if applicable. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. Accessed 10 May Give the instructor name. Then list the title of the course or the school catalog designation for the course in italics.

Give appropriate department and school names as well, following the course title. Survey of the Literature of England. Accessed 31 May Purdue U, 20 Apr. For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by an indication of the specific page or article being referenced. Usually, the title of the page or article appears in a header at the top of the page. Follow this with the information covered above for entire Web sites.

If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once. Accessed 6 July Provide the artist's name, the work of art italicized, the date of creation, the institution and city where the work is housed. Follow this initial entry with the name of the Website in italics, and the date of access. The Family of Charles IV. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Museo Nacional del Prado , www. Accessed 22 May Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Artchive , www.

If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.

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MLA Style. Cite the newspaper article in MLA style starting with the title of the article. If there is no author name, begin with the title of the article in title case and in quotes with a period at the end, inside the quotes. Add the newspaper name in italics followed by the date of publication with day first, then month, then year and add a comma.

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Structure of an MLA 8 citation for a newspaper article found on a database: Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the article.” Title of the newspaper, First name Last name of any other contributors, Version (if applicable), Numbers (if applicable), Publication date, Location (generally page numbers, if . Modern Language Association style calls for most sources to be identified by the author's last name. This can be problematic when no author is listed, as is common with some How to Cite.

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Citation Help for MLA, 8th Edition Newspaper Article Search the library website Search. Citation Help for MLA, 8th Edition: Newspaper Article. Home; Start with the name of the article, book, or web page if no author is given. Example If you got the article from a print newspaper: Ashenmacher, Will. "Reversing the Sands of Time: After Years. No Author: Title of article. (Year, Month Day). Title of Newspaper, Page. One Author: Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, Page(s). (Note: The reference citations above refer to newspaper articles from a print source.