Guide: How to cite a Journal in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a Journal in MLA style

Cite A Journal in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a journal using the MLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the MLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. 'Title'. Publication Title Volume number.Issue number (Year Published): Pages Used. Web. 10 Okt. 2013.

Example:

Livingstone-Smith, David. 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname)

Example

It’s well-known that the Nazis considered Jews to be non-human creatures (Untermenschen), and somewhat less well-known that fifteenth century Spanish colonists took a similar stance towards the indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean islands, as did North Americans toward enslaved Africans (Livingstone-Smith)

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