How to Cite a Magazine Article in MLA

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Magazine: A publication that is issued periodically and contains items such as articles, essays, poems, or pictures. Essays, short stories, and poems are put in quotes. Works originally published independently, such as plays and novels, are generally italicized.


How to cite magazine articles published and found in print

Works Cited
Structure

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title, vol. Volume number, no. issue number,  Date Month Year Published, Page number(s).

Example

Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught Up with Dad.” Men’s Health, Oct. 2008, pp. 108-13.

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In-text Citations
Structure

(Last Name Page numbers)

Example

(Rothbart 112)

 


How to cite magazine articles found on a website

Works Cited
Structure

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title, Date Month Year Published, URL.

Example

Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught up with Dad.” Men’s Health, 18 Sept. 2008, www.menshealth.com/trending-news/a19534762/rekindling-a-father-son-relationship.

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Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their inprint version, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.

Note: The date that you found and read the article.

In-text Citations
Structure

(Last Name)

Example

(Rothbart)

 


Published October 31, 2011. Updated November 7, 2020.


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How do I create an MLA in-text citation for a magazine?

Place the author’s last name and the quote chapter number in parenthesis after the borrowed quote or information. Example: “Feeling that Peter was on his way back, the Neverland had again woke into life” (Barrie ch. 5).

Who uses the MLA citation style?

MLA is the style most often used in literature, language, history, art and theater subjects.

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