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MLA Citation Guide

Journal article in print

Early, Frances H. “Staking Her Claim: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Transgressive Woman Warrior.” Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 35, no.3, 2001, pp. 11-27.

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Journal article from a database, with DOI

Pumphrey, Nicholaus. “Avenger, Mutant, or Allah: A Short Evolution of the Depiction of Muslims in Marvel Comics.” Muslim World, vol. 106, no. 4, Oct. 2016, pp. 781–794. EBSCOhost,

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Article from a database, with permalink

Goldman, Anne. “Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante.” The Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, spring 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR,

Tip:  An article from database is an example of a work in two containers.  JSTOR is the title of the second container (the database), and the URL is the location of the second container.

Journal article from a website

Rowland, Lucy. “Speculative Solutions: The Development of Environmental and Ecofeminist Discourse in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam.” Studies in Canadian Literature, vol. 40, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 46-68, PDF download.

Tip:  Online journal articles may not provide volume and issue numbers or page numbers.
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