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Modern Language Association (MLA): Articles in Journals with Continuous Pagination
Continuous pagination means that all of the issues of one volume have consecutively number pages; thus the first issue of the volume might contain pages 1-145 and the second issue of the volume might contain pages 146-290, etc. The following is a sample entry for an article from a journal with continuous pagination:
- Gardner, Eric. "'This Attempt of Their Sister': Harriet Wilson's Our Nig from Printer to Readers." New England Quarterly 66 (1993): 226-46.
Note that with this type of journal, issue number are not necessary, and that the year is sufficient for the date.
For additional information, please see the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th edition) and the MLA style website.