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MLA: 8th Edition Works Cited Guide

Divided into categories, this libguide offers basic templates and examples. For questions beyond the basics, please see the handbook--on reserve at the Central Service Desk. Ask for it by call number: LB2369 .G53 2016.

ONLINE (DATABASES)

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Source." Container 1volume

number (vol.), issue number  (no.), Month or Season, Year, pp. 

Container 2, DOI or permalink. Accessed date. 

Note:

Including a database name before the URL or DOI is optional. (See "New Formatting.") 

Including a date of access is also optional. Check with your instructor. 

Abbreviate all months except May, June, and July to the first three letters and a period:

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. 

With database name

Fetters, Cassandra. "The Continual Search for Sisterhood: Narcissim, Projection,

and Intersubjective Disruptions in Toni Morrison's Sula and Feminist

Communities." Meridians: Feminisim, Race, Transnationalism, 

vol. 13, no. 2, 2015, pp. 28-55. EbscoHost

search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=

114940601&site=ehost-live. 

Without

Fetters, Cassandra. "The Continual Search for Sisterhood: Narcissim, Projection,

and Intersubjective Disruptions in Toni Morrison's Sula and Feminist

Communities." Meridians: Feminisim, Race, Transnationalism, 

vol. 13,no. 2, 2015, pp. 28-55, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?

direct=true&db=keh&AN=114940601&site=ehost-live. 

Article with Permanent Link or Stable URL

Note: Spell out seasons and capitalize them in Works Cited citations.

Sklansky, David Alan. "Not Your Father's Police Department: Making Sense of

the New Demographics of Law Enforcement." The Journal of Criminal

Law and Criminology, vol. 96, no. 3, Spring 2006,  pp. 1209-1243,

 www.jstor.org/stable/40042806. 

Article with a DOI

Son, Ki Pyo. "Symbol of Death in Lessing's 'To Room Nineteen' and in Morrison's

Sula Seen from the Perspective of Archetypal Psychology." Journal of English

Language and Literature, vol. 55, no. 6, Jan. 2009, pp. 1221-1244,

doi: 15794/jell.2009.55.6.014. 

With a date of access

Sklansky, David Alan. "Not Your Father's Police Department: Making Sense of

the New Demographics of Law Enforcement." The Journal of Criminal

Law and Criminology, vol. 96, no. 3, Spring 2006,  pp. 1209-1243,

www.jstor.org/stable/40042806. Accessed 15 July 2016.

Without

Sklansky, David Alan. "Not Your Father's Police Department: Making Sense of

the New Demographics of Law Enforcement." The Journal of Criminal

Law and Criminology, vol. 96, no. 3, Spring 2006,  pp. 1209-1243,

www.jstor.org/stable/40042806.