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.


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 published, page number(s).

Example

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

Cite your source

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.

Cite your source

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

In-text Citations
Structure

(Last Name)

Example

(Rothbart)

 


Published October 31, 2011. Updated May 18, 2021.


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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).

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

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