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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition

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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 if there is no publication date provided.

Magazine Articles

Print

TEMPLATE:

Last, First. "Title of Article in Quotations." Name of Magazine in Italics, vol. #, no. #, Date, pp. first page-last page. Database, location (link or DOI).

 

EXAMPLE:

Glembocki, Vicki. "Why Kids Act Naughty." Parents, Nov 2018, pp. 38-43.
 
Online

TEMPLATE:

Last, First, et. al. "Title of Article in Quotations." Name of Magazine in Italics, vol. #, no. #, Date, pp. first page-last page. Database, location (link or DOI).

 

EXAMPLE:

Palmater, Pam. "The Real Failure of Trans Mountain." Maclean's, vol. 131, no. 9, Oct. 2018, pp. 9-10. Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database, https://proquest.com/magazines/real-failure-trans-mountain/docview/2160860907/se-2?accountid=37666.

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

Examples                                                                                                           

 

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. The first time the author is mentioned in text use their full name (excluding middle initials), and use their last name only after that.

 

According to Vicki Glembocki, "consider this a direct quote" (43). Glembocki goes on to argue that this is a paraphrased sentence (44).

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

 

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