Answered By: Kristi Smith
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2015     Views: 19

Citing articles from Literature Criticism Online:

The resources in Literature Criticism Online are considered legitimate, scholarly resources, but the way they should be cited can be a little tricky because they are reprinted from other sources.  The source citation at the bottom of the screen may not include all the information you need.  There are actually three parts to the citation:

  1. The article/essay’s information from the original source: determine whether it is an essay from a book or an article from a journal and cite accordingly.
  2. The information for the reference book in which it was reprinted.
  3. The online source in which you viewed it.

The examples below are formatted using the MLA Style Guide.  You may need to rearrange the information if you're using a different style.

Citation for a reprint of an except/essay from a book:

Author Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Rpt. In Series Name. Ed. Editor’s name(s). Vol. #. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Page #s. Database Name. Web.

Citation for a reprint of an article/essay from a journal:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Rpt. In Series Name. Ed. Editor’s name(s). Vol. #. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Page #s of ONLY the essay you are citing. Database Name. Web.

Example of reprinted journal article:

Abbott, Carl. “Homesteading on the Extra-terrestrial Frontier.” Science Fiction Studies 32.2 (2005): 240-64. Rpt. In Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 333. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013. 94-110. Literature Criticism Online.