You may have to look at more than one example to decide how to cite a journal article. Articles may have multiple authors, and may or may not have issues, page numbers, or DOIs. If you are including a URL, use the permalink or stable link if available.
Journal article - one author, with DOI
Thacker, Robert. "'Evocative and Luminous Phrases': Reading Alice Munro's Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage." American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 45, no. 2, 2015, pp. 187-95. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1080/02722011.2015.1039339.
In-text: (Thacker 189).
Note: "Italicize a title normally indicated by italics when it appears within a title enclosed in quotation marks" (MLA 71).
Journal article - one author, no DOI, no volume
Balzer, Geraldine."'Bring[ing] Them Back from the Inside Out': Coming Home through Story in Richard Wagamese's Keeper 'n Me." Essays on Canadian Writing, no. 83, 2004, pp. 222-39. Academic Search Complete, ezproxy.okanagan.bc.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=22839483&site=eds-live&scope=site.
In-text: (Balzer 222).
Note: "When a title normally indicated by quotation marks appears within another title requiring quotation marks, enclose the inner title in single quotation marks (MLA 71).
Journal article - paragraph numbers, available on the web
Janes, Daniela. "Truth and History: Representing the Aura in The Englishman's Boy." Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en Litteratures Canadienne, vol. 27, no. 1, 2002, pars. 1-24, journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/scl/article/view/12808/13805.
In-text: (Janes, par. 3).
Note: See MLA Handbook (86), place comma after author's name when followed by par.
Journal article - no pagination or paragraph numbers, available on the web
Coad, David. "Hymens, Lips and Masks: The Veil in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jeffrey W. Hunter, vol. 246, Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center, ezproxy.okanagan.bc.ca/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=LitRC&sw=w&u=kelo91364&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CH1100079705&it=r&asid=5da6b0a2772d4d319078a5a9020324a1.
Note: "When a source has no page numbers or any other kind of part number, no number should be given in a parenthetical citation. Do not count unnumbered paragraphs or other parts" (MLA 56).
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