As of the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, all citations follow a standard format, with elements omitted if they do not apply to the source:
Author/creator. Title of source. Title of container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location.
In the case of articles from a periodical (a magazine, newspaper, or scholarly journal), the definitions for each of these elements are as follows.
If you found the article in a database, you will need to repeat the following two elements at the end of your citation:
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Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F., et al. "Mental Health and Comorbidities in U.S. Military Members." Military Medicine, vol.
181, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 537-545. EBSCOhost Academic Premier, doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00187.
Here is the finished citation, which is pulled from the MLA template.
Mueller, Tom. "Plundering the Past." National Geographic, vol. 229, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 58-81.
SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLE – DATABASE
Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F., et al. “Mental Health and Comorbidities in U.S. Military Members.” Military Medicine,
vol. 181, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 537-545. EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier,
Klor, Sebastian. “‘Marginal Immigrants’: Jewish-Argentine Immigration to the State of Israel,
1948–1967.” Israel Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, Summer 2016, pp. 50-76. Gale Academic OneFile,
MAGAZINE ARTICLE – DATABASE
Dolesh, Richard J. “Parks Saving the Monarch.” Parks & Recreation, vol. 51, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp.
52-57. EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier,
Lowry, Brian. “News Hard to Be Good.” Variety, vol. 425, no. 1, 14 Nov. 2011, pp. 2+. ProQuest Literature
& Language, http://butlerlib.butlercc.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.butlerlib.butlercc.edu/docview/
MAGAZINE ARTICLE – PRINT
Kaczynski, David. “My Brother, the Unabomber.” Psychology Today, vol. 49, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2016, pp. 68-76.
Mueller, Tom. “Plundering the Past.” National Geographic, vol. 229, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 58-81.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – DATABASE
Clements, Julie. “A Record Setting Auction: Sundgren Sells More Than 9,000 in Land Auction.” The El Dorado Times,
20 Aug. 2013, p. A8. Newsbank, http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/doc/nb/
Davis, Nicola. “Zika Outbreak in Americas Could Be Down to One Plane Passenger.” The Guardian, 24 Mar.
2016. LexisNexis Academic, http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – PRINT
Morgenson, Gretchen. “No Changes to Report? Not So Fast.” The New York Times, vol. 165, no. 57156, pp. YBU3+.
Tobias, Suzanne Perez. “Cafeteria Worker Serves Up 30 Years of Perfect Attendance.” The Wichita Eagle, vol.
144, no. 137, 16 May 2016, pp. 1A+.
ONLINE ARTICLE NOT FROM A DATABASE
DeRuy, Emily. “The Complex Lives of Babies.” The Atlantic, 20 June 2016,
Fabry, Merrill. “Now You Know: How Did Long Hair Become a Thing for Women?” Time, 16 June 2016,
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