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MLA 9 Citation Style: Database Article with Two Authors

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 9

MLA Citation -- Database Article With Two Authors

Note: When you have multiple authors for an article, cite them in the same order as they appear on the article. For the URL, use the Permalink URL available when viewing the article.

Works Cited List Format

Last name of first author, First name of second author, and First name, middle initial, last name of the second 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

(First Author’s Last Name and Second 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

Whipple, Thomas W., and Mary K. McManamon. “Implications of Using Male and Female Voices in Commercials: An Exploratory Study.” Journal of Advertising, vol. 31, no. 2, Summer 2002, pp. 79-91. EBSCOhost, doi: 10.1080/00913367.2002.10673668. Accessed 21 Jan. 2019.

In-Text Citation Example

(Whipple and McManamon 87)

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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