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Works Cited Core Elements
Create your Works Cited list by following MLA style's core elements:
Include access dates in MLA's optional field. It is required by your professors.
Citations in your paper should be formatted in a black or grayscale font.
Include a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to an online journal article when possible.
If no DOI is available, include a URL without http:// or https://.
On a database, use the permanent link or permalink.
Include an access date at the end of a citation. Your professor requires it.
Basic Article Citation
Note: the last three fields above are for online resources and constitute what MLA calls a "second container".
Example | Journal Article in Print
Example | Journal Article with DOI
Example | Journal Article without DOI