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MLA Style Guide

Magazine Article


A reference for a magazine article will look similar to a reference for a journal article, as they will have many of the same core elements. Be sure to include both the title of the article (source), and the name of the magazine (container) it was published in, and the database (container 2) you retrieved it from, if applicable. Include any volume and/or number information if applicable.

For magazine articles viewed online:

  • Include the URL as the location in the works cited entry.
  • Including the access date is recommended




There are different ways to format an in-text citation, depending on your writing style and sentence structure. Every in-text citation must include the author's last name and page number. Formatting examples are outlined below:

Reference Information

Glembocki, Vicki. “Why Kids Act Naughty.” Parents. Nov 2018, pp. 38-43.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the author's last name and page number placed in brackets at the end of a sentence.


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Glembocki, 43).                        


Include the author's last name as part of the sentence; include the page number in brackets.


According to Glembocki, "consider this a direct quote" (43).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.