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MLA 9 Citation Style: Database Article with One Author

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 9

MLA Citation -- Database Article With One Author

When using the online databases, use the Permalink URL, remove the hyperlink, and remove http://  

Works Cited List Format

Last name of author, First name of author. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume number, Issue number,

     Date, Page(s). Name of Database, DOI or URL. Accessed Date.

In-Text Citation Format

(Author’s Last Name p. #*)

* Please note, the in-text citation should be just the number itself and should not include the p., as in the example below.

Works Cited List Example

Olson, Eric T. “The Zombies Among Us.” Nous, vol. 52, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 216–226. EBSCOhost,

     doi:10.1111/nous.12149.  Accessed 31 July 2020

In-Text Citation Format

(Olson 220)

For Database Citations

If a DOI (digital object identifier) is available for an electronic source, include it using the prefix and remove the hyperlink.

Include the URL for digital sources, but remove the hyperlink and do not include the http:// part of the URL.


When citing digital sources, you must include the date you accessed the source in the form of “Accessed day month year” at the end of the citation on the Works Cited page.

Abbreviate most months in Works Cited entries:

Jan.                  July

Feb.                 Aug.

Mar.                 Sept.

Apr.                 Oct.

May                 Nov.

June                 Dec.

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