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MLA 8th referencing style

A guide to using MLA 8th referencing style

Journal article - print

Reference Example
In-text

(Abellie and Borsley 1140)

OR

Abellie and Borsley found that... (1140)

Reference list

Abellie, Anne, and Robert D. Borsley. "Comparative Correlatives and Parameters." Lingua, vol. 118, no. 8, 2008, pp. 1139-57.

Endnote reference type Journal article

Journal article - online with DOI

Reference Example
In-text

(Baguley 823)

OR

Baguley's view is that... (823)

Reference list

Baguley, David. "Event and Structure: The Plot of Zola's L'Assommoir." PMLA, vol. 90, no. 5, 1975, pp. 823-33. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/461468.

Endnote reference type

Journal article

Electronic article

You will need to manually edit the output for this style in the plain text version of the document to italicise the database/website/platform the article was accessed from.

Journal article - online with URL

Reference Example
In-text

(Riphagen 68)

Reference list

Riphagen, Marianne. "Contested Categories: Brook Andrew, Christian Thompson and the Framing of Contemporary Australian Art." Australian Humanities Review, no. 55, 2008, Nov. 2013, pp. 67-91, australianhumanitiesreview.org/2013/11/01/contested-categories-brook-andrew-christian-thompson-and-the-framing-of-contemporary-australian-art/.

Endnote reference type

Journal article

Electronic article