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MLA Citation Style Guide: Journal Article from an Online Database

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Journal Article from an Online Database (p.192-193)

A citation for an article taken from an online subscription database will include the same elements required in a citation for a corresponding print source.  Additional information, however, is required in order to identify the electronic source. 
 
Hint: If the page range of the article isn't provided, use "n.pag." instead and refer to the paragraph number (par. #) in the parenthetical citation.
 
General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Author Surname page number)
 
      Works Cited:
      Author Surname,  First Name. “Article Title: Subtitle.” Journal Title volume.issue (Year):
 
            page range. Database Title. Medium. Date of Access [Day Month Year].
          
Example 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Hartshorn 264)
     
      Works Cited:
      Hartshorn, Gary S. “Understanding Tropical Forests.” Bioscience  56.3 (2006): 264+ .
 
            ProQuest Research Library.  Web.  5 May 2006.