The standard citation style guide for the humanities, especially languages and literature, is the MLA Handbook , 8th edition, Two types of citations are included in most research papers: In-text citations appear in the body of your paper. They identify your use of an idea or quotation from one of your sources.
Information about the sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. Any source information that you provide in an in-text citation must correspond to a source in your Works Cited page.
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MLA Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook 8 th ed. Periodicals include magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Works cited entries for periodical sources include three main elements—the author of the article, the title of the article, and information about the magazine, newspaper, or journal.
Title of container self contained if book , Other contributors translators or editors , Version edition , Number vol. Cite by listing the article's author, putting the title of the article in quotations marks, and italicizing the periodical title. Follow with the date of publication.
Remember to abbreviate the month. The basic format is as follows:. Cite a newspaper article as you would a magazine article, but note the different pagination in most newspapers.
If there is more than one edition available for that date as in an early and late edition of a newspaper , identify the edition after the newspaper title. If the newspaper is a less well-known or local publication, include the city name in brackets after the title of the newspaper. Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, page. New York Times, 30 May , p.
Review of Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Cite as you would any article in a periodical, but include the designators "Editorial" or "Letter" to identify the type of work it is. Wall Street Journal, eastern edition, 24 Oct. American Journalism Review, Dec. Cite the article title first, and finish the citation as you would any other for that kind of periodical.
A scholarly journal can be thought of as a container, as are collections of short stories or poems, a television series, or even a website. A container can be thought of as anything that is a part of a larger body of works.
In this case, cite the author and title of article as you normally would. Then, put the title of the journal in italics.
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How to Cite a Newspaper in MLA 7. Newspaper – A daily or weekly publication that contains news; often featuring articles on political events, crime, business, art, entertainment, society, and sports. Only include [City] if it is not in the Newspaper’s title. Do not include if the paper is well known or nationally published.
Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite your newspaper article in MLA format for free. MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications) Summary: Online newspapers and magazines sometimes include a “permalink,” which is a shortened, stable version of a URL. Look for a “share” or “cite this” button to see if a source includes a permalink. If you can find a permalink, use that instead of a URL.
Periodicals include magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Works cited entries for periodical sources include three main elements—the author of the article, the title of the article, and information about the magazine, newspaper, or journal. MLA Works Cited Online Newspaper If you are accessing a newspaper article directly from the web, you will most likely need just one container to .