Q. How do I cite an article from Opposing Viewpoints?


It sounds like you're trying to cite an article from Opposing Viewpoints. As you've found, it can sometimes be tricky to figure out the title, author, and other information for some articles. If you go back to the article and look at the "Tools" section on the right hand side, you'll see a link for "Citation Tools." Click that link, and a box will appear giving you the option of MLA or APA citation and then Download. (If you're using a different citation style, choose either MLA or APA and you will still be able to figure out the title, author, etc.).  This should get you to a page that shows you how Opposing Viewpoints suggests you cite this article.
Here is an example for an article about evolution cited in MLA.

"Evolution." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.

In this case, there is no author listed, "Evolution" is the title, and Gale is the publisher.

We caution students that database citation tools do not always give the correct citation in a particular style. You should always check the citation yourself with a trusted source. You can see a list of citation tools on our Citing Sources guide. Please remember the final authority on citation should be your professor for this specific class.


  • Last Updated Dec 03, 2018
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