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09/04/2019

How do you cite an article proper MLA format?

QUESTION
How do you cite an article proper MLA format?
i have to cite an article in MLA format

can someone show me how to do it or do it for me

ANSWER
You underline: something long, published by itself – a play

You put in quotation marks: poems, short stories, essays, shorter works and long unpublished works (“Children in the Woods.”)

For block quotations, indent 2 times – more than 4 lines – no quotation marks. The PERIOD GOES BEFORE THE CITATION.

Films and television shows: the names of the show are underlined, but episode TITLES is underlined.

Quoting poetry: include a backslash to indicate a break in the lines. When changing the quotation (verb tense) use square brackets to indicate your change [].

Article retrieved in print/paper format:

Ferrer, Ada. “Cuba 1898: Rethinking Race, Nation, and Empire.” Radical History Review 73 (1999): 22-49. Print.

Man, Glenn K. S. “The Third Man: Pulp Fiction and Art Film.” Literature Film Quarterly 21.3 (1993): 171-178. Print.

Article retrieved on the Web:

Sehmby, Dalbir S. “Wrestling and Popular Culture.” CCLWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 4.1 (2002): n. pag. Web. 29 Mar. 2009.

Works cited – Article in a newspaper or magazine
Semenak, Susan. “Feeling Right at Home: Government Residence Eschews Traditional Rules.” Montreal Gazette 28 Dec. 1995, Final Ed.: A4. Print.

Driedger, Sharon Doyle. “After Divorce.” Maclean’s 20 Apr. 1998: 38-43. Print.

Works cited – Article reprinted in a reference book online
Carlson, Eric W. “The Range of Symbolism in Poetry.” The South Atlantic Quarterly 48.3 (1949): 442-52. Rpt. in Poetry Criticism. Ed. Jane Kelly Kosek and Christine Slovey. Vol. 13. Detroit: Gale, 1995. 83-84. Literature Criticism Online. Web. 18 Oct. 2009.

Works cited – Article in a reference book or an entry in an encyclopedia
If the article/entry is signed, include the author’s name; if unsigned, begin with the title of the entry

Guignon, Charles B. “Existentialism.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ed. Edward Craig. 10 vols. London: Routledge, 1998. Print.