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Spanish Composition: SPAN 2096

Resources for conducting research in Spanish 2096

MLA Citation Style

MLA HandbooksThe MLA Handbook is in its 9th edition

Find copies of the 8th edition and 9th edition at the Libraries, or refer to the MLA Style Center's FAQs. The MLA Style Center also offers an Interactive Practice Template for use.

Tip: Pay attention to the edition offered by citation generator and management tools, and choose accordingly.

This site can also be helpful for learning to use the MLA citation style: Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA Citation from a Newspaper Database


Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of Newspaper [city of newspaper if city name not in name], Date of Publication, p. Page number if given. Name of Database, Permalink URL. 


Rodríguez, Alejandra. "Costo ‘mortal’: El altar de Día de Muertos en México se encarece 43 por ciento." El Financiero (Mexico), 26 Oct. 2023. NewsBank: Access World News,


Note: All lines after the first need line in each citation need to be indented on your Works Cited page.