How to Cite a Journal in MLA
Journal – A periodical published by a special group or professional organization. Often focused around a particular area of study or interest. Can be scholarly in nature (featuring peer-reviewed articles), or popular (such as trade publications).
Citing a journal article found through a database*
*Note: Online databases provide access to thousands of journal articles. It is important to identify the database name when citing a journal article found through a database.Structure:
Date accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.
Citing a journal article in print
Citing a journal article not found using a database*
*Note: Some journal articles are accessible online without the use of a database. Citing an online journal article is similar to citing a print journal article, except that you include the date you found it.
*Note: If you cannot identify a series, leave it out of the citation.
Date Accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.