This page provides works-cited-list examples for articles published in periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers).

For more examples and information on citing articles, visit the MLA Style Center or consult Chapter 5 of the MLA Handbook, 9th Edition.

Online Journal Article

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, issue, Year, pages, doi:xx.xxxx/xxxxxxxx or URL (without http://) or permalink.

Online Journal Article in a Database

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, issue, Year, pages. Title of Online Database/Subscription Service, doi:xx.xxxx/xxxxxxxx or URL (without http://) or permalink.


  • For all articles accessed online, provide the DOI (digital object identifier) number, URL (without http://) or a permalink. A DOI is always preferable. 
  • A permalink is a shortened, stable version of a URL. Look for a "share" or "cite this" button to see if a source includes a permalink. Permalinks are preferable to URLs.
  • An access date for an online work should be provided if the work lacks a publication date or if you suspect the work has been altered or removed. For scholarly journal articles, access dates are generally omitted. 

Works-Cited Examples

Journal Article Online

Dolby, Nadine. “Research in Youth Culture and Policy: Current Conditions and Future Directions.” Social Work and Society: The International Online-Only Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, 2008, 


Journal Article in a Database  

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007,
pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966.  


Journal Article in Print

Wheelis, Mark. “Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 6, 2000, pp. 595-600.


Magazine Article Online

Bernstein, Mark. “10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.” A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 16 Aug. 2002,


Magazine Article in Print

Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time, 20 Nov. 2000, pp. 70-71.


Newspaper Article Online

Krugman, Andrew. "Fear of Eating." New York Times, late ed., 21 May 2007, Accessed 18 Jan. 2019.


Newspaper Article in Print

Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.


Review, Titled and Signed (by an Author)

Tommasini, Anthony. "A Feminist Look at Sophocles." The New York Times, late ed. 11 June 1998, p. E5.


Review, Untitled and Signed (by an Author)

Rohrbaugh, Lisa. Review of Zero Zone, by Scott O'Conner. Library Journal, 1 July 2020,


Review, Titled and Unsigned (Anonymous)

"Racial Stereotype Busters: Black Scientists Who Made a Difference." Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, vol. 25, 1999, pp. 133-34.


Review, Untitled and Unsigned (Anonymous)

Review of You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott. Kirkus Reviews, 5 May 2016,