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MLA Citations Guide - Maple Woods

Welcome! Nervous about MLA citations? This is the place for you! Information about in-text citations, bibliography format, and general rules of practice for citations in academia!

Online Newspaper Articles

Newspapers are cited like all periodicals, but usually include a specific date. They may also include newspaper pagination (ex: A7).

Works Cited example for a free online newspaper:

Guyann, Jessica. "Facebook to Ban Political Ads After the Election Polls Close as US Tensions Rise." USA Today,  8 Oct. 2020,     

             www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/10/07/facebook-trump-biden-political-ad-ban-after-polls-close-election-day/5917084002/.

Note: Do not include http:// or https:// from the URL.

 

In-Text Citation, Direct Quote Example:

"..." (Guyann).

 

Works Cited example for a newspaper from an online database:

Spanberger, Abigail. “Bringing Farmers to the Table on Climate Change.” Hill, 24 Sept. 2020, p. 23. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/   

              login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=146055934&site=ehost-live.

Notes: When you use content from a database, be sure to provide the stable URL or permalink-- not the link in your browser. Do not include http:// or https:// in the citation. 

 

In-Text Citation, Direct Quote Example:

"..." (Spanberger).

Print Newspaper Articles

Example for a print newspaper:

Neas, Patrick. "Music Fans Can Get Their Fix by Tuning into Classical KC." The Kansas City Star, 12 July 2019, p. 1C.


In-Text Citation, Direct Quote Example:

"..." (Neas 1C).