MLA, 8th ed. (2016)
Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Proquest and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy. Here's a citation example for a journal article from a library database:
At the end of your paper (Works Cited list):
Shannon, Sandra G. “Framing African American Cultural Identity: The Bookends Plays in August Wilson's 10-Play
Cycle.” College Literature, vol. 36, no. 2, 2009, pp. 26–39. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20642020.
Use the first piece of information from the Works Cited citation, usually the author's last name (if no author, use the article title) and page number (if available):
You can also ask a librarian for help, or, for more information and examples, consult the website listed below:
It is important to cite the sources you use for research in order to:
The following websites may help you better understand and avoid plagiarism. Remember that there are serious consequences for plagiarizing.
From North Carolina State University: