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How to Cite a Magazine in Print in MLA

In MLA format, citing a magazine is very similar to citing a newspaper. Include the author of the article, the name of the article, name of the magazine, the date published, and the pages referred to.

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title, Date Month Year Published, Page(s).

Examples:

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

Jaeger, Jaclyn. “Social Media Use in the Financial Industry.” Compliance Week, 1 Aug. 2010, p. 9.

 

How to Cite a Magazine Online in MLA

Format:

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

Examples:

Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught up with Dad.” Men’s Health, Oct. 2008, www.menshealth.com/id/3172307568.

Folger, Tim. “Higgs: What Causes the Weight of the World.” Discover Magazine, 2013, www.discovermag.com/id487520873465.

How to Cite a Magazine on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title, Date Month Year Published, page numbers. Database Name, URL.

Example:

Rios, Vernize. “China’s Export Prospects: Fear of the Dragon.” The Economist, 9 Jan. 2010, pp. 78-89. LexisNexis Academic, www.lexisnexis.net/id/3589123.

Make sure to:

  • Always include the URL if the article was found online.

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