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MLA Citations

In-Text Component contains:

(Author pg.#)  no comma

If no page number--just author

If no author--shortened title (2-3 words)

Even if you are doing a presentation, slideshow, etc. there should be some in-text component noting when you are citing a source.

Purdue Owl MLA In-Text Basics with examples


MLA papers (presentations, slideshows, etc.) must have a Works Cited page at the end. 

Newspaper articles typically contain the following information:

  • Author names (if available); last names first. (Many older newspaper articles do not have bylines)
  • "Article name in quotation marks."
  • Title of the website or container site if article was found on a third party site.
  • Any version numbers available, including editions (ed.), revisions, posting dates, volumes (vol.), or issue numbers (no.).
  • Newspaper name, and publishing date.
  • Take note of any page numbers (p. or pp.) or paragraph numbers (par. or pars.).
  • DOI, URL (without the https://) or permalink. (Online newspapers and magazines sometimes include a “permalink,” which is a shortened, stable version of a URL. Look for a “share” or “cite this” button to see if a source includes a permalink. If you can find a permalink, use that instead of a URL.)
  • Date you accessed the material (Date Accessed). While not required, it is recommended when dealing with pages that change frequently or do not have a visible date.

Enter this information into Noodletools and it will Export a correctly formatted Works Cited page directly to Google Docs.

Works Cited Example of Old Article with no author:

"Our National Wealth." New York Times, 4 July 1920, p. 24,

Works Cited Example of Modern Article With an Author:

Gelles, David. "Billionaire Confessional: David Rubenstein on Wealth and
     Privilege." New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020,

New York Times & Other News Sources


NoodleTools is a citation management website subscribed to by Pescosolido Library. It will manage your sources, provide proper footnote format, export your Bibliography direct to Google Docs, and manage online notecards. Many databases including JSTOR and GALE export sources directly into NoodleTools.

Creating a NoodleTools account through the school will give you free access to the full version of NoodleTools with more options than the free version.



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