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Test Your Knowledge About Citations

article information from ScienceDirect database

The proper way to cite an article from an online database in MLA is:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): page numbers. Database name. Web. Date accessed. [Note: MLA normally double-spaces citations; these examples are single-spaced to fit a small area]

  1. Select the correct citation for the article in the example above:

    • Lo, Shao-Kang. "Contradictory Deceptive Behavior in Online Dating." Computers in Human Behavior 29.4 (2013):1755-1762. ScienceDirect. Web. 12 Aug. 2015.
    • Shao-Kang Lo. (2013). Contradictory Deceptive Behavior in Online Dating. "Computers in Human Behavior" Volume 29, Issue 4, page 1755.

     
     
     

    The first example is correct. The author, title, and other elements are listed in the correct order and format for MLA. Include the database name, medium of publication (Web), and date accessed for articles you locate online. The second example does not include database access information.