Unless directed otherwise by your instructor, when using MLA 8 Style for your paper, follow these steps for formatting your citations:
More detailed information about formatting is available at the Purdue Owl's MLA Works Cited Page: General Format.
Due to some limitations on this guide's design, many of the examples do not use double spaces and hanging indents (they don't work well with responsive design). The color-coded images of citations, however, do citations with standard MLA style spacing and indents.
Mabbott, Cass. “The We Need Diverse Books Campaign and Critical Race Theory: Charlemae Rollins and the Call for Diverse Children's Books.” Library Trends, vol. 65, no. 4, 2017, pp. 508–522. Project Muse, doi:10.1353/lib.2017.0015. Accessed 12 June 2018.
Shapiro, Nina. "Immigrants Use Washington State to Sneak into Canada for Asylum." The Vancouver Sun, Jun 10, 2017. ProQuest, search.proquest.com/docview/1908014469?accountid=14902. Accessed 18 June 2018.
Zimmer, Carl. “New Study Links Kennewick Man to Native Americans.” The New York Times, 19 June 2015, Late ed., p. A14. Nexis Uni. advance.lexis.com/api/permalink/726480d3-412a-469b-aed0-4e826eac6f71/?context=1516831. Accessed 29 Nov. 2017.
Lester, A. (2018, Mar 01). "In Her Prime." Vogue, 1 Mar., 2018, pp. 208, 378-378, 379, 436, 437. ProQuest. search.proquest.com/docview/2023597417?accountid=14902. Accessed 5 Apr. 2018.
Some online articles you read you may have found in the open web rather than through a database. The citation format for these is basically the same as that for online articles from databases, but you don't need to include the database name. It can also be harder to find a DOI or permalink, so you may end up using longer URLs.
Dąbrowska, Katarzyna Mikulska. "'Secret Language' in Oral and Graphic Form: Religious-Magic Discourse in Aztec Speeches and Manuscripts." Oral Tradition, vol. 25, no 2, 2010. doaj.org/article/01c16abc33e84e41ad3264a0400df166. Accessed 14 Feb. 2017.
Goldstein, Jessica M. "Hi, It's Us, All the Fourteen-Year-Old Girls in America." McSweeney's Internet Tendency, 5 Dec. 2017, www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/hi-its-us-all-the-fourteen-year-old-girls-in-america. Accessed 12 Feb. 2018.
Twenge, Jean M. "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" The Atlantic, Sept. 2017, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/. Accessed 2 July 2018.