Bibliography Style Article

MLA: Journal

How to Cite a Journal in Print in MLA

Include the author's name, the title of the article, the name of the journal, the series number/type of the journal (if given), the volume number (if given), the issue number (if given), the year of publication, the page numbers of the article, format

Structure:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Print.

Examples:

Jacoby, William G. "Public Attitudes Toward Government Spending." American Journal of Political Science 38.2 (1994): 336-61. Print.

Fearon, James D., and David D. Laitin. "Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War." American Political Science Review 97.01 (2003): 75. Print.

How to Cite a Journal Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Poiger, Uta G. "Rock 'n' Roll, Female Sexuality, and the Cold War Battle over German Identities." The Journal of Modern History 68.3 (1996): 577. JSTOR. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.

How to Cite a Journal on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Journal Title Series Volume. Issue (Year Published): Page(s). Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Jacoby, William G. "Public Attitudes Toward Government Spending." American Journal of Political Science 38.2 (1994): 336-61. JSTOR. Web. 23 Apr. 2010.

Poiger, Uta G. "Rock 'n' Roll, Female Sexuality, and the Cold War Battle over German Identities." The Journal of Modern History 3rd ser. 68 (1996): 577-616. JSTOR. Web. 4 Jan. 2013.

Make sure to:

  • Provide advanced information for the book if it is available.
  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Journal in MLA format.

MLA: Magazine

How to Cite a Magazine in Print in MLA

The magazine is very similar to the newspaper. Cite 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). Print.

Examples:

Rothbart, Davy. "How I Caught up with Dad." Men's Health Oct. 2008: 108-13. Print.

Jaeger, Jaclyn. "Social Media Use in the Financial Industry." Compliance Week 1 Aug. 2010: n. pag. Print.

How to Cite a Magazine Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Date Month Year Published. Website Title Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Rothbart, Davy. "How I Caught up with Dad." Men's Health Oct. 2008. Google Books Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Folger, Tim. "Higgs: What Causes the Weight of the World." Discover Magazine n.d.: n. pag. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.

How to Cite a Magazine on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Date Month Year Published. Database Name Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Example:

"China's Export Prospects: Fear of the Dragon." The Economist 9 Jan. 2010. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 20 Mar. 2010.

How to Cite a Magazine Published Directly Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Example:

Nasar, Sylvia, and David Gruber. "Manifold Destiny." The New Yorker Conde Nast Digital, 28 Aug. 2006. Web. 30 Mar. 2010.

Make sure to:

  • Choose if the source was published directly online or originally in print.
  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Magazine in MLA format.

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