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MLA 8th ed Faculty Toolbox: Articles

Learn what is NEW about using MLA style in the 8th edition!


Print Article Basic Format:

Article Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Publication Title, Volume and/or issue number, Publication date, Pages.

(If one page, use p. and if several pages, use pp. for pages)


Brantley, Ben, et al. "'Hamilton, 'Yes, But That's Not All'." The New York Times, vol. CLXV, no. 57,233, 15 May 2016, pp. AR 6-9.

Funnell, Lisa, and Klaus Dodds. “'The Man with the Midas Touch': The Haptic Geographies of James Bond's Body." The Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 43, no. 3, 2015, pp. 121-135.

Jacoby, Christopher. "Reverse the Curse: Finding the Source of a Buzz, Rattle, or Funny Sound in your Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass Doesn't Have to Make You Crazy." Strings, vol. 30, no. 11, Jun. 2016, pp. 54-55.


Reprint of an Article within a Reference Work:


Schroeder, Natalie. "Stephen King's Misery: Freudian Sexual Symbolism and the Battle of the Sexes." Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jeffrey W. Hunter, vol. 244, Thomson Gale, 2008, pp. 50-55. Originally published in Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 30, no. 2, 1996, pp. 137-48.


Online Article Basic Format:

 Article Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Publication Title, Volume and/or issue number, Publication date,      Pages. Database, URL or doi.

(Do not include http:// or https:// in the URL)


Faraci, Devin. "I Killed Robin, the Boy Wonder." Birth. Movies. Death., 20 April 2016,

Kirkpatrick, Ellen, and Suzanne Scott. "Representation and Diversity in Comics Studies." Cinema Journal, vol. 55, no. 1, 2015, pp. 220-224. Project Muse,

Kreisel, Deanna K. "The Madwoman on the Third Story: Jane Eyre in Space." PMLA, vol. 131, no. 1, 2016, pp. 101-115. MLA Journals, doi: 10.1632/pmla.2016.131.1.101.

Reid, Kerry. "At Shakespearean World's Fair." American Theatre, vol. 33, no. 4, April 2016, pp. 46-49. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance,

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