The examples provided below aim to illustrate only basic principles of citing journal articles using MLA citation style. Please refer to the MLA Handbook, 8th edition for more details.
Basic Format for a Journal Article:
Name of the author as it appears in the journal
Title of the article in quotation marks
Title of the journal (italicized)
Volume number, issue number (include issue number whenever available)
Date of publication (abbreviate all months except May, June, and July)
First and last page numbers
Strehle, Susan. "'Prey to Unknown Dreams': Louise Erdrich, The Plague of Doves, and the Exceptionalist Disavowal of History." Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, vol. 25, no. 2, 2014, pp. 108-127.
Barthelme, Frederick. "Architecture." Kansas Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 3-4, 1981, pp. 77-80.
Two and more authors
Lischke, Ute, and David T. McNab. "Storytelling and Cultural Identity: Louise Erdrich's Exploration of the German/American Connection in The Master Butchers Singing Club." European Journal of American Culture, vol. 25, no. 3, 2006, pp. 189-203.
Three and more authors
Brown, Dee, et al. "Louise Erdrich: Love Medicine." Studies in American Indian Literatures: The Journal of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, vol. 9, no. 1, 1985, pp. 1-29.
Articles from online databases
Stock, Richard T. "Native Storytelling and Narrative Innovation: Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine as Fictional Ethnography." Brno Studies in English, vol. 41, no. 1, 2015, pp. 175-193. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.5817/BSE2015-1-11. Accessed 24 Apr. 2017.