48 MLA: Article Citation

Remember, for works cited list entries, you will always need to give the full citation information. The basic elements for articles from a database consist of:

  • Author
  • Title and (if available) subtitle of the article
  • Publishing information: Title of the journal, volume and (if available) issue number, page numbers, Database name, https://doi.org/xxxxx (if available)
  • Date

You usually find this information in the article details provided by the database or somewhere on the first page of the article.


Citation elements:


What does DOI mean?

The DOI (digital object identifier) will lead the reader to a stable webpage. It is a system that was developed so the reader would not encounter a broken link.


MLA Basic Article Template

Author last name(s), Full Given Names.“Title: Subtitle of the Article.”Title of the Journal, vol.  #(no. # if available), Date, page #-page #. Database name, https://doi.org/xxxxx (if available) 

Works Cited List Entry for this Article

Raskind, Ilana G., et al.“Food Insecurity, Psychosocial Health and Academic Performance among College and University Students in Georgia, USA..”Public Health Nutrition, vol. 22, no. 3, Mar. 2919,  pp. 476-485. Proquest, doi:10.1017/S1368980018003439. 


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