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The Writer's Handbook
MLA Documentation Guide

MLA Documentation Guide

Works Cited page entry: Article

Article from a scholarly journal, with page numbers, read online from the journal's website

Shih, Shu-Mei. "Comparative Racialization: An Introduction." PMLA 123.5 (2009): 1347-1362. Web. 10 Sept. 2009. [the date at the end is the "access date"--the date you read the material online]

Article from a scholarly journal, no page numbers, read through an online database

Mieszkowski, Jan. "Derrida, Hegel, and the Language of Finitude." Postmodern Culture 15.3 (2005): n.pag. Project MUSE. Web. 13 Sept. 2009.

Article from a scholarly journal, no page numbers, read through an online database

Mieszkowski, Jan. "Derrida, Hegel, and the Language of Finitude." Postmodern Culture 15.3 (2005): n.pag. Project MUSE. Web. 13 Sept. 2009.

Article from a scholarly journal, with page numbers, read through an online database

Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene. "'A Plea for Color': Nella Larsen's Iconography of the Mulatta." American Literature 76.4 (2004): 833-869. EBSCOhost. Web. 10 Sept. 2009.

Valenza, Robin. "How Literature Becomes Knowledge: A Case Study." ELH 76.1 (2009): 215-245. Project MUSE. Web. 11 Sept. 2009.

Article from a scholarly journal, by three authors, print version

Doggart, Julia, Melissa Tedrowe, and Kate Vieira. "Minding the Gap: Realizing Our Ideal Community Writing Assistance Program." The Community Literacy Journal 2.1 (2007): 71-80. [with one, two, or three authors, list all names; if there are more than three authors, you have a choice—you may use only the first author and add et al., or use all of the authors’ names]

Article from a webtext, published in a web-only scholarly journal

Carter, Shannon, and Donna Dunbar-Odom. "The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing Programs." Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 14.1 (2009). Web. 13 Sept. 2009.

Yergeau, Melanie, Kathryn Wozniak, and Peter Vandenberg. "Expanding the Space of f2f: Writing Centers and Audio-Visual-Textual Conferencing." Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 13.1 (2008). Web. 13 Sept. 2009.