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MLA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Journal Article

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

5.4.2, 5.6.4 (pp. 137-40, 192-93)

Example 1 – Print

IT:     (Hinrichsen 49)

WC:   Hinrichsen, Lisa. "A Defensive Eye: Anxiety, Fear and Form in the Poetry of Robert Frost." Journal of Modern

                  Literature 31.3 (2008): 44-57. Print.


Example 2 – Electronic

IT:     (Johansson 231-33)

WC:   Johansson, Sara. "A Participle Account of Blackfoot Relative Clauses." The Canadian Journal of Linguistics

                  58.2 (2013): 217-38. Project Muse. Web. 5 Mar. 2015.


NOTE: The electronic article cited above was accessed through a database (Project Muse), though it is also available in print. For an example of a journal article published independently on the Web, see the MLA Handbook (5.6.3).

The date at the end of the works cited citation for the electronic article is the date of access.