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APA: Magazine

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How to Cite a Magazine in Print in APA

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title, volume(issue), pp. Page(s).

Examples:

Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with dad. Men's Health, 108-113.

Jaeger, J. (2010, August). Social media use in the financial industry. Compliance Week, 54.

How to Cite a Magazine Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title, Page(s). Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with dad. Men's Health, 108-113. Retrieved from http://books.google.com

Folger, T. Higgs: What causes the weight of the world." Discover Magazine,. Retrieved from http://discovermagazine.com

How to Cite a Magazine on a Database in APA

APA style does not require Database information in its citations. You would cite the source found within the Database, such as a magazine article or a photograph.

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

China's export prospects: Fear of the dragon. (2010, January). The Economist. Retrieved from http://academic.lexisnexis.com

Miley, M. (2008, December). Magazine's we'll miss. Advertising Age, 79(46), 19. Retrieved from http://connection.ebscohost.com/

How to Cite a Magazine Published Directly Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Nasar, S., & Gruber, D. (2006, August). Manifold destiny. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://newyorker.com

Bradley, K. (2012, December). The trick to tomatoes. Green Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.gmagazinecom.au/features/3530/trick-tomatoes

Make sure to:

  • Determine whether the source was published directly online or originally in print.

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