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MLA Citation Style Examples

Sample Paper | Sample Works Cited
 Citing Full Text Sources:
 Other sources: (Books, Periodicals, Interviews, Pamphlets, Government, Proceedings)
Citing author(s) / no author (p. 132-35; 214-19)

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EBSCOhost (5.6.4, p. 192-93)

Journals
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Magazines
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PDF - EBSCOhost JOURNAL:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
PDF - Works Cited Entry:
Lehman, Robert S. "Eliot's Last Laugh: The Dissolution of Satire in The Waste Land." Journal of Modern Literature 32.2 (2009): 65-79. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 May 2009.

PDF - Parenthetical Documentation:
(Lehman 78).

HTML - EBSCOhost JOURNAL:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
HTML - Works Cited Entry:
Miller, Kim. "Moms with Guns." African Arts 42.2 (2009): 68-75. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Jan. 1999.

HTML - Parenthetical Documentation:
(Miller).

 


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PDF - EBSCOhost MAGAZINE Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical Date of publication: inclusive page numbers. Web. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
PDF - Works Cited Entry:
Crossman, Matt. "Family Pictures." Sporting News 27 Apr. 2009: 36-43. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 May 2009.

PDF - Parenthetical Documentation:
(Crossman 42).

 

HTML - EBSCOhost MAGAZINE Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical Date of publication: inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
HTML - Works Cited Entry:
Wolgemuth, Liz. "How to Win the New Job Game." U.S. News & World Report
1 May 2009: 14-16. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 May 2009.

HTML - Parenthetical Documentation:
(Wolgemuth).

 

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EBSCOhost NEWSPAPER Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Newspaper. Date of publication: page number(s). Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
Weinberg, Steve. "Entrepeneur Opens Doors Within China." USA Today. 16 Mar. 2009: 8b. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 May 2009.

Parenthetical Documentation:
(Weinberg).

 

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EBSCOhost REPORT Entry Elements:
Author(s)/Editor(s), if given. "Title of the Article." Provider of the Report (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Examples:
"General Motors Corporation Company Profile." Datamonitor (2005): 1-75. Business Source Premier. Web. 14 Nov. 2005.
"General Motors Corporation SWOT Analysis." Datamonitor (2005): 1-20. Business Source Premier. Web. 14 Nov. 2005.
"Investment Overview." Germany Country Review (2005): 71-77. Business Source Premier. Web. 14 Nov. 2005.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
("General Motors Corporation Company Profile" 68).
("General Motors Corporation SWOT Analysis" 3).
("Investment Overview" 75).

 


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JSTOR (5.6.4, p. 192-93)


JSTOR Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
Moses, Cat. "The Blues Aesthetic in Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye.'" African American Review 33.4 (1999): 623-37. JSTOR. Web. 5 Mar. 2003.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Moses 625).

 

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ERIC (Online version) (5.6.4, p. 192-93)

ERIC DIGESTS Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Digest." (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. ED#. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed. <URL>.
Works Cited Entry:
Hepburn, Mary. "Violence In Audio-Visual Media: How Educators Can Respond." (2001): 1-6. ERIC Digests. Web. ED450069. 30 Nov. 2001. <http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/ content_storage_01/
0000019b/80/16/d7/fe.pdf>.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Hepburn 2).

 

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ERIC DOCUMENTS Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Document." Provider of the Report (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. ED#. Date accessed. <URL>.
Works Cited Entry:
Bradburn, Ellen M., David G. Hurst, and Samuel Peng. "Community College Transfer Rates to 4-Year Institutions Using Alternative Definitions of Transfer. Research and Development Report." Inst. of Education Sciences, Dept. of Education (2001): 1-110. ERIC. Web. ED454301. 30 Nov. 2001 <http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/ content_storage_01/
0000019b/80/17/21/90.pdf>.

Parenthetical Documentation:
(Bradburn, Hurst, and Peng 105).

 

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Scholarly Journal on Web (5.6.3, p. 190-92)


Online Only Journal Article Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): no page numbers. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed <URL>.
Works Cited Entry:
Dorf, Hans. "Citizenship Education: Between Social Inequality and the Promises of Modernity." Social Work and Society 6.1 (2008): n. pag. Web. 5 Jan. 2009 <http://www.socwork.net/2008/1/articles/dorf>.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Dorf).

 

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Entire Web Site (5.6.2, p. 184)


Internet Site Entry Elements:
Author/editor (if given). Title of the Overall Web Site. Homepage. Publisher or sponsor of the site (if not available, use N.p.--see p.184 of MLA Handbook), Date of publication (day, month, and year, as available; if no date is available, use n.d.--see p.185 of MLA Handbook). Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
CNN.com. Home page. Cable News Network, 2009. Web. 8 Jan. 2009.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
(CNN.com).

 

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Page from Web Site (5.6.2, p. 184)


Web Page Entry Elements:
Author/editor. [NOTE: if no author is listed, begin entry with the title of the web page] "Title of Page from Web Site." Title of the Overall Web SitePublisher or sponsor of the site (if not available, use N.p.--MLA Handbook, p.184), Date of publication (day, month, and year, as available; if no date is available, use n.d.--MLA Handbook, p.185). Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Examples:
Blake, John. "They Left the Corporate Cocoon to Blossom." CNN.com. Cable News Network, 2009. Web. 8 Jan. 2009.
"City Profile: Boston." CNN.com. Cable News Network, 2003. Web. 8 Jan. 2009.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
(Blake).
("City Profile: Boston").

 

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ScienceDirect (5.6.4, p. 192-93)


ScienceDirect Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
Knoll, Monja A., Maria Uther, and Alan Costall. "Effects of Low-pass Filtering on the Judgment of Vocal Affect in Speech Directed to Infants, Adults and Foreigners." Speech Communication 51.3 (2009): 210-16. ScienceDirect. Web. 15 Jan. 2009.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Knoll, Uther, and Costall 215).

 

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Sage Journals Online (5.6.4, p. 192-93)


Sage Journals Online Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
Verdonk, Peter. "Painting, Poetry, Parallelism: Ekphrasis, Stylistics and Cognitive poetics." Language and Literature 14.3 (2005): 231-44. Sage Journals Online. Web. 12 June 2009.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Verdonk 243).

 

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Gale (5.6.4, p. 192-93)


PDF - Gale JOURNAL:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
PDF - Works Cited Entry:

Kroupi, Agori. "The Religious Implications of Fishing and Bullfighting in Hemingway's Work." The Hemingway Review 28.1 (2008): 107-21. Literature Resource Center. Web. 24 May 2012.

PDF - Parenthetical Documentation:
(Kroupi 115).

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Scholarly Journals (5.4.2 -5.4.5, p. 137-41)


Scholarly JOURNALS Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of the Periodical volume number. issue number (Year of publication): Page Numbers. Print.
Works Cited Examples:
Glasser, Theodore L., Isabel Awad, and John W. Kim. "The Claims of Multiculturalism and Journalism’s Promise of Diversity." Journal of Communication 59.1 (2009): 57-78. Print.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Glasser, Awad, and Kim 60).

 


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Magazines (5.4.6, p. 142-43)


MAGAZINES Entry Elements:
Author(s). [NOTE: If author is not listed, begin entry with title of article] "Title of Article." Title of the Periodical Date of Publication: Page Numbers. [NOTE: Magazines published weekly (e.g., Time ) are cited differently from magazines published monthly or bimonthly ( e.g., Psychology Today)]
Works Cited Examples:
"Making Overtures." Psychology Today Jan.-Feb. 2009: 10-11. Print.
"Out the Door but Still on the Hook." Business Week 12 Jan. 2009: 25-26. Print.
Ratnersar, Romesh. "The Homework Ate My Family." Time 25 Jan. 1999: 54-63. Print.
"Spooked." Atlantic Monthly Dec. 2008: 24-25. Print.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
("Making Overtures" 11).
("Out the Door" 26).
(Ratnersar 56).
("Spooked" 24).

 

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Newspapers (5.7.5, p. 185-187)


NEWSPAPERS Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of the Newspaper Date of Publication, ed.: Page Numbers. Print.
Works Cited Examples:
Selingo, Jeffrey J. "State Budgets Are Likely to Squeeze 2-Year Colleges." Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Nov. 2008: A1-A19. Print.
"U.S. Watch." Wall Street Journal 12 Sep. 2008, eastern ed.: A2. Print.
Wyatt, Edward. "Old Stocks, New Technology, More Questions." New York Times 16 Sep. 1999, late ed.: C1+. Print.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
(Selingo A14).
("U.S. Watch" A2).
(Wyatt C1).

 

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ERIC (Microfiche) (5.7.15, p. 206-07)


ERIC (Microfiche) Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Document." (Date of publication): Page Numbers. Microform. Document number.
Works Cited Entry:
Miller, A. Christine, and Lorraine Cross. "Moving from I to Us: The Power of Action Research to Improve Students' Writing Performance." (2001): 1-25. Microform. ED452555.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Miller and Cross 22).

 

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Books (5.5)


Books Entry Elements:
Author(s)/Editor(s). Title of Book. City of Publisher: Publisher, Date of Publication. Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Examples:
Diner, Steven J. A Very Different Age: Americans of the Progressive Era. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998. Print.
Kerns, Kathryn A., Josefina M. Contreras, and Angela M. Neal-Barnett, eds. Family and Peers: Linking Two Social Worlds. Westport: Praeger, 2000. Print.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
(Diner 36).
(Kerns, Contreras, and Neal-Barnett 96).

 

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Multivolume Works (5.5.14)


Volume from Ongoing Multivolume Work:
Author(s). "Title of Essay." Title of Work: Subtitle of Work. Editor(s). Volume Number. City of Publisher: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of publication consulted. Number of volumes published so far.
Works Cited Examples:
Beegel, Susan F. "Ernest Hemingway." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. Bobby Ellen Kimbel. Vol. 102. Detroit: Gale, 1991. Print. 334 vols. to date.
Wider, Sarah Ann. "Emily Dickinson." Dictionary of Literary Biography: The American Renaissance in New England. Ed. Wesley T. Mott. Vol. 243. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Print. 334 vols. to date.
Parenthetical Examples:
(Beegel 131).
(Wider 107).

 



Excerpt from Reprinted Journal Article in Multivolume Work:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Year of publication): Page Numbers. Rpt. in Title of Work. Editor(s). Volume Number. City of Publisher: Publisher, Year of Publication. Page Numbers. Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Entry:
Goldstein, Laurence. "'Kitty Hawk' and the Question of American Destiny." The Iowa Review 9.1 (1978): 41-49. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Dedria Bryfonski. Vol. 13. Detroit: Gale, 1980. 230-31. Print.
Parenthetical Example:
(qtd. Goldstein 230).

 



Volume in Completed Multivolume Work:
Author(s). "Title of Essay." Title of Work. Editor(s). Volume Number. City of Publisher: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Entry:
Parry, J.H. "Emily Dickinson." Women Poets of America. Ed. Wiliam C. Ramsey. Vol. 6. New York: Chelsea, 1979. Print.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Parry 52).

 

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Interviews (5.7.7, p. 201-202)


Published Interview:
Name of Person Interviewed. Name of Interviewer or descriptive label. "Title of Interview." Title of Work (volume number. issue number (Date of publication): Page Number(s). [NOTE: the volume and issue number are cited if the article is from a journal but not if from a magazine or newspaper.] Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Entry:
Heaney, Seamus. Interview by Dennis O'Driscoll. "An Ear to the Line: An Interview." Poetry 193. 3 (2008): 254-268. Print.
Schmidt, Eric. Interview. "Google News." Fortune 19 Jan. 2009: 20. Print.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Heaney 255).
(Schmidt 20).

 

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Broadcast Interview:
Name of Person Interviewed. Interviewer's name. Title of Program. Name of the Network. Call Numbers of Network, City of the Local Station: Broadcast Date. Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Entry:
Hubbard, Dean. Interview by George Payton. About the Town. ABC News. KNIM, Maryville, MO: 11 Nov. 2002. Radio.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Hubbard).

 

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Interview Conducted by Researcher:
Name of Person Interviewed. Kind of Interview (e.g., Personal interview or Telephone interview). Date.
Works Cited Entry:
Ury, Connie. Telephone interview. 2 Nov. 2002.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Ury).

 

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Pamphlets:
Author(s) if given. Title of Pamphlet. City of Publisher: Publisher, Date of publication (use n.d. if no date is available). Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Entry:
Helping Your Child through Early Adolescence. Washington: US Dept. of Education, 2008. Print.
Parenthetical Documentation:
("Helping Your Child through Early Adolescence").

 

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Surveys:
Person(s) who conducted the survey. Accurate Description of Group Surveyed and Topic of Survey. City: Location, Date of survey. Medium of publication.
Works Cited Entry:
Wilcox, Kenton. Survey of 100 Undergraduates Concerning Use of E-Books in Reading for Pleasure. Maryville, MO: J. W. Jones Student Union, Northwest Missouri State University, 15-20 Mar. 2009. Unpublished Survey.
Parenthetical Documentation:
Wilcox.

 

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Presentation/Paper in a Conference Proceedings:
Author(s). "Title of Presentation/Paper." Title of Proceedings. Editor(s). City of Publisher: Publisher, Date of publication (use n.d. if no date is available). Inclusive page numbers (use n. pag. if none available). Medium of publication consulted.
Works Cited Entry:
Mardis, Lori, and Joyce A. Meldrem. "Catching the Eye of the Google and Facebook Generation with Library Publicity." Proceedings of Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Libraries Symposium, November 7, 2008. Eds. Frank Baudino, Connie Jo Ury, and Sarah G. Park. Maryville, MO: Northwest Missouri State U, 2008. 32-41. Print.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Mardis and Meldrem 39).

 

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LexisNexis Academic (5.6.4, p. 192-93)

Article Court Case

LexisNexis ARTICLE Entry Elements:
Author(s)(if given). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical Date of publication: length of article or inclusive page numbers, if available. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
"PeopleSoft Continues to Lead with Solutions to Address SEVIS." Business Wire 27 May 2003: 749 words. LexisNexis Academic Business. Web. 3 July 2003.
O'Connor, Anahad . "Librarians Win as U.S. Relents on Secrecy Law." New York Times 13 Apr. 2006, late ed.: B5. LexisNexis Academic News. Web. 13 Apr. 2006.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
("PeopleSoft Continues to Lead").
(O'Connor 5).

LexisNexis COURT CASE Entry Elements:
Name of plaintiff and defendant. Case Citation. Date of publication: length of article or inclusive page numbers, if available. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
New York Times v. Sullivan. 376 U.S. 254. Supreme Court of the US. (1964). LexisNexis Academic US Legal. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
(376 U.S. 254).

 

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CQ Researcher (5.6.4, p. 192-93)


CQ Researcher Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number.issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
Billitteri, Thomas J. "High-Speed Trains." CQ Researcher. 19. 7 (8 May 2009): 313-36. The CQ Researcher Plus Archive. Web. 12 May 2009.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Billitteri 335).

 

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (5.6.4, p. 192-93)



Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center VIEWPOINTS Entry Elements:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Name of the Viewpoint. Editor(s). Viewpoints Section. City of Publisher: Publisher, Date of Publication. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
Carnahan, Ira. “Adoption Records Should Remain Sealed.” Adoption. Ed. Roman Espejo. Opposing Viewpoints: Adoption. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Carnahan).

 

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center REFERENCE:
Author(s) (if given)."Title of Essay." Title of Reference (if given). Edition (if given). Editor(s) (if given). City of Publisher: Publisher, Year of Publication. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entries:
"Adoption." Bioethics for Students. Ed. Steven G. Post. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 1999. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Bortman, Marci L. “Aquatic Microbiology." Environmental Encyclopedia. 3rd ed. Eds. Marci Bortman, Peter Brimblecombe and Mary Ann Cunningham. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
"Medical Marijuana." Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Parenthetical Documentation:
("Adoption" 1999).
(Bortman 2003).
("Medical Marijuana" 2005).

 

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center MAGAZINES:
Author(s) (if given). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical Date of publication: inclusive page numbers. Name of database, Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
"Patriot Act Problems." The New American 2 Apr. 2007: 7. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Zinn, Howard. "Impeachment by the People." The Progressive Feb. 2007: 18. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Korenblum, Marshall. "The Promise of the Next Generation: Reflections on the Changing Face of Children's Mental Health." CrossCurrents: The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health. 10.4 (2007): 8. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Parenthetical Documentation:
(Korenblum 8).
("Patriot Act Problems" 7).
(Zinn 18).

 

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center NEWSPAPERS:
Author(s) (if given). "Title of the Article." Title of the Newspaper Date of publication, ed.: Page Number(s) (if given). Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Entry:
"Breast Implants Linked to Higher Suicide Rates." USA Today 6 Aug. 2007: 06D. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Parenthetical Documentation:
("Breast Implants Linked" 06D).

 

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center ACADEMIC JOURNALS:
Author(s). "Title of the Article." Title of the Periodical volume number. issue number (Date of publication): inclusive page numbers. Name of database. Medium of publication consulted. Date accessed.
Works Cited Examples:
Klasen, Stephan. "Nutrition, Health and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is There a Gender Bias?" Journal of Development Studies 32.6 (1996): 913-32. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Lee, Rufina and Laura Curran. "Serving the 'Hard-to-Serve': The Use of Clinical Knowledge in Welfare Reform." Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 30. 3 (2003): 59-78. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 14 Sep. 2007.
Parenthetical Reference Examples:
(Klasen 931).
(Lee and Curran 63).


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