- What are Citations?
- Citing Books
- Citing Articles
- Citing Websites
- Other Common Sources
- Putting it Together
- In-text Citations
When citing articles found through a database such as EBSCOhost or ProQuest, it is important that you
include information about the database in your citation.
Citing an article from a database requires two steps:
- Cite the article as you would any other magazine, newspaper, or journal article.
- Add information about the database and when you retrieved the article to the end of the citation.
Here's the newspaper article citation that we used earlier in the tutorial:
If you found this article in ProQuest, you would need to include that
in the citation. The part of the ProQuest database that I used is called
"ProQuest Newspapers." Add that, italicized, to the citation.
Since you looked at this in an electronic format, add "Web" to your citation.
Conclude your citation with the day that you accessed the article.
Note: MLA no longer requires you to include the web address (URL)
as part of your citation. Your instructor may want you to include the
web address. If that's the case, add the URL, in pointy brackets, at the
end of your citation.
Here's another example with a magazine article, this one found in EBSCOhost.
I've included the URL in this example so you know what that looks like.
Here's one final example of a scholarly journal article found in a database: