An MLA is useful. The author(s), article title, journal name, volume and issue, month and year, page range, and, if accessible online, a DOI are all included in a cited entry for a journal article. Include the author's last name and page number in the in-text citation. Also include the title of the article, its volume number, and its issue number if applicable.
For example, if you are writing about a study conducted by Smith et al. and the article's title is "A Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Effect of a Nurse-Led Smoking Cessation Program on Tobacco Use Among Patients at a Large Urban Hospital," the in-text citation would be as follows: ("The effect of a nurse-led smoking cessation program on tobacco use among patients at a large urban hospital," Valeska Smith, DNP, MPH, Alexander Dodaro, PhD, Jennifer Orloff, MSW, Renee Spitz, PhD). Here is how this information would appear in your text: The new nurse-led cessation program showed significant improvement in 6-month tobacco abstinence rates compared to usual care (Smith et al., 2014).
In addition to the in-text citation, an MLA reference list is important for documenting sources used in your paper. These could include books, journals, or websites. They can help readers find other relevant studies if they are exploring different topics within their field.
A normal MLA is sufficient. The following is how the cited entry is structured: "Title of the Source," Author The container's title, Other contributions include: Version, Number, Publisher, Date of Publication, and Location. The reference contains only pertinent information. No extensive writing is required for this type of citation.
If you are using BiblioFile as your library software, there is an option to have your citations formatted in a work cited page. This page can be inserted into your document with the CITE command. For example, to cite this text using the work cited method, simply type CITE and press ENTER. A blank work cited page will appear below the main body of the article or section if your software is set up to display these pages simultaneously. You can type additional references here up to two pages long. When you are finished, press ENTER again to return to your manuscript.
In addition to the standard APA format citation, the MLA recommends that you also list source book titles for books, films, and other publications. If a publication has more than one author, you must provide both their full names. Otherwise, you risk being considered fraudulent when publishing work that claims it is original research but fails to credit all its contributors.
Finally, if you are citing a web page, include the URL or address of the page with your bibliography or works cited page.
Using MLA to Cite a Journal Article (Print)
In-text citation in MLA style is done using the author-page technique. This implies that the author's last name and the page number (s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is derived must be included in the text, and a complete citation must be included on your Works Cited page. Page numbers are usually placed at the bottom of the page, but they can also be listed at the end of the article if there is room for them. An example of a completed bibliography entry would look like this: Bill O'Reilly. The O'Reilly Factor (New York: HarperCollins, 2008). 202 pages.
In general, unless you are quoting only a small section of a longer work, it is important to refer readers to specific pages of the book or article you are citing. This is especially true when referencing multiple sources for one topic, such as books about social psychology. In these cases, it is helpful to provide page numbers so researchers can find specific materials more easily.
MLA requires page numbers for publications such as journals or books. However, this is not required for unpublished works such as personal essays or research reports. Rather than including page numbers, these types of works typically reference specific passages or elements within the text. For example, an essay might cite several lines from a poem but would not reference a page number for the poem. Instead, it would point readers to the relevant lines in the text where they could find the quote.