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How to Cite a Database Online in MLA

MLA 8 format does not specify how to cite an entire database specifically. Therefore, we recommend citing a database as you would cite and entire website.

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Database Name, Database Publisher, Date Month Year Published, URL.

Example:

Roberts, David. “The Total Work of Art in European Modernism.” Ithaca History Database, Cornell UP, 2011, www.ithacahistory.org-modern-history

Make sure to:

  • Always include the URL where you accessed the database in the citation.

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