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Citation Guide: How to cite MAGAZINES

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite PRINT MAGAZINES

MLA  Magazine Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. “Title of Article.” Name of Magazine, volume number, issue number, date of publication, page numbers.

Example:

Rowell, Melody. “What’s it Like to live in the World’s Most Polluted City.” National Geographic, 26 Apr. 2016, pp. 25-30.

Matesi, Ann. "Living Well." Professional Builder, Dec. 2001, pp. 40-50.

Mead, Walter Russell. "The Debt We Owe the Dutch." Newsweek, 27 Apr. 2009, p. 39.

How to cite MAGAZINES from a Database

MLA Magazine Article Citations from a Database

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced.
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but your should be indented.

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. “Title of Article.” Name of Magazine, volume number, issue number, date of online publication, page numbers. Name of Database, URL (Permalink) or doi number.

Example:

Ansari, Aziz, and Charlotte Alter. “Love in the Age of Like.” Time, vol. 185, no. 22, 15 June 2015, pp. 40-46. Academic Search Premier, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=103066216&login.asp&site=ehost-live.

Lyons, Chritina L. "Child Welfare: Should More be Done to Protect Children?" CQ Researcher, vol. 26, no. 29, 26 Aug. 2016, CQ Researcher Online, library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2016082600

How to cite ONLINE MAGAZINE

MLA Magazine Article Citations from an online source

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced.
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but your should be indented.

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper, volume number, issue number, date of online publication, URL.

Example:

McDonald, Brent, and Emily B. Hager. “The Psychologist Warden.” New York Times, 30 July 2015, www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003808532/the-psychologist-warden.html.

Quora Contributer. "Quora Question: Family Leave Policies Save Businesses Money." Newsweek, 27, Aug. 2016, www.newsweek.com/quora-question-how-much-does-it-cost-company-when-typical-female-employee-goes-493201.