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. Date Accessed <http://Website URL>.

Example:

Kroeber, Alfred Louis, and Clyde Kluckhohn. 'Culture: A critical review of concepts and definitions.'. Papers. Peabody Museum of Archaeology \& Ethnology, Harvard University (1952): 357.

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname)

Example

Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional (i.e., historically derived and selected) ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be considered as products of actions, on the other as conditioning elements of further action. (Kroeber & Kluckhohn)

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