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Citing Online Articles in MLA Format

Sources for MLA Citation

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.

MLA Made Easy: Citation Basics for Beginners

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd ed.

A Pocket Style Manual, 6th ed.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

 

Information needed for citations:

Author of article

Title of article

Title of periodical

Volume and issue numbers  journal)

Date or year of publication (journal)

Page number(s) of article (“n. pag” if none)

Name of database

Medium (ex: Web)

Date you accessed the source.

 

Parenthetical References

  •  If the author’s name is included within the text follow the text with (year)

Example: Susan Brink discusses test results which show the positive affect healthy lifestyle changes have on individuals with pre-diabetes (58).

  •  Otherwise use the author’s name and page numbe

One author

Tests demonstrate that healthier lifestyle choices can prevent the development of diabetes (Brink 58).

Two authors

(Iscoe and Riddell 825).

Three authors

(Maddigan, Majumbar, and Johnson 1492).

Four or more authors

(Tompkins et al. 290).

If no page number is listed – use author

Example: Nellie Bristol, a research fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, provides evidence that exercise may improve wellness and reduce expenses (Bristol).

If no author is listed – use title

  • Journal article in quotation marks; book title is italicized 

Example: A panel of 9 experts from the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine suggest as little as 2 ½ hours of exercise a week may prevent diabetes ("Exercise And Type 2 Diabetes”).

 

Citation Format for Journal Articles from Online Databases

No author

“Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (year): page-page. Name of Database. Medium. Date you accessed the source.

One author

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name  Author’s Middle Initial. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (year): page-page. Name of Database. Medium. Date you accessed the source.

 

Two authors

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name  Author’s Middle Initial., and Author’s First Name Author’s Middle Initial. Author’s Last Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (year): page-page. Name of Database. Medium. Date you accessed the source.

Three authors

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name Author’s Middle Initial.,  Author’s First Name Author’s Middle Initial. Author’s Last Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (year): page-page. Name of Database. Medium. Date you accessed the Source.

Four or more authors

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name Author’s Middle Initial., et al. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (year): page-page. Name of Database. Medium. Date you accessed the Source.

 

Sample Citations for Journal Articles from Online Databases

Academic OneFile

Gusso, Silmara, et al. "Diastolic Function Is Reduced in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in Response to Exercise." Diabetes Care (Oct. 2012): 2089+. Academic OneFile. Web. 2 Nov. 2012.

CQ Researcher

Bristol, Nellie. "Preventing Disease." CQ Researcher (6 Jan. 2012): 1-24. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Brink, Susan. "The Diabetes Prevention Program: How the Participants Did It." Health Affairs 28.1 (2009): 57-62. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

 

"Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes." Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise 42.12 (2010): 2282-2303. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

 

Iscoe, Katherine E., and Michael C. Riddell. "Continuous Moderate-Intensity Exercise with or without Intermittent High-Intensity Work: Effects on Acute and Late Glycaemia in Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus." Diabetic Medicine 28.7 (2011): 824-832. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

Credo Reference (Encyclopedia article)

"Diabetes." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide. Abington: Helicon, (2010). Credo Reference. Web. 2 November 2012.

EBSCO eBook

 Kelly, Pat. Coping With Diabetes. n.p.: Rosen Pub. Group, 1998. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 5 Nov. 2012

ERIC

Tompkins, Connie L. et al. “Effects of Physical Activity on Diabetes Management and Lowering Risk for Type 2 Diabetes.” American Journal of  Health 40.5 (Sep-Oct 2009): 286-290. ERIC. Web. 13 Nov. 2012.

JSTOR

Maddigan, Sheri L., Sumit R. Majumdar, and Jeffrey A. Johnson. “Understanding the Complex Associations between Patient-Provider Relationships, Self-Care Behaviours, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes: a Structural Equation Modeling Approach.” Quality of Life Research 14.6 (Aug., 2005): 1489-1500. JSTOR.Web. 2 Nov. 2012.

LexisNexis Academic

"Most Realize Type 2 Diabetes Is Largely Preventable." BenefitsPro (November 2012 ): 503 words. LexisNexis Academic. Web. Date Accessed: 2012/11/05.  

LexisNexis Academic (Court Case)

“Case name.” Case Citation (Date of publication). Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.

 

“United States of America v. Bernard L. Madoff.” 586 F. Supp. 2d 240 (2009). LexisNexis Academic. Web. Date Accessed: 2012/11/26.

Literature Resource Center

"Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic and What to Do about It." ForeWord  (9 Jan. 2010): Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Lazar, Mitchell A. "How Obesity Causes Diabetes: Not a Tall Tale." Science 307.5708 (2005): 373+. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Nov. 2012.

Sage Deep Backfiles

Bruguier, Elsa. "Allied Health and Nursing Academic Programs at New Jersey County Colleges: Holistic Health and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Content." Complementary Health Practice Review 13.3 (2008): 155-170. Sage Deep Backfiles. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

 

Sample Works Cited Page

Works Cited

Brink, Susan. "The Diabetes Prevention Program: How the Participants Did It." Health Affairs 28.1 (2009): 57-62. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

Bristol, Nellie. "Preventing Disease." CQ Researcher (6 Jan. 2012): 1-24. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

Bruguier, Elsa. "Allied Health and Nursing Academic Programs at New Jersey County Colleges: Holistic Health and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Content." Complementary Health Practice Review 13.3 (2008): 155-170. Sage Deep Backfiles. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

"Diabetes." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide. Abington: Helicon, (2010). Credo Reference. Web. 2 November 2012.

"Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic and What to Do About It." ForeWord  (9 Jan. 2010): Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

"Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes." Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 42.12 (2010): 2282-2303. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

Gusso, Silmara, et al. "Diastolic Function is Reduced in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in Response to Exercise." Diabetes Care (Oct. 2012): 2089+. Academic OneFile. Web. 2 Nov. 2012.

Iscoe, Katherine E., and Michael C. Riddell. "Continuous Moderate-Intensity Exercise with or without Intermittent High-Intensity Work: Effects on Acute and Late Glycaemia in Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus." Diabetic Medicine 28.7 (2011): 824-832. CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

Kelly, Pat. Coping With Diabetes. n.p.: Rosen Pub. Group, 1998. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 5 Nov. 2012.

Lazar, Mitchell A. "How Obesity Causes Diabetes: Not a Tall Tale." Science 307.5708 (2005): 373+. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Nov. 2012.