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Citing Sources: Citing magazines, newspapers, or journal articles (print or online)

A guide to citing sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago format.

Examples

General Format for Articles

Electronic or print journal article with DOI

Author(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of Publication, volume number

(issue number), pp. <insert page range>. doi:0000000/000000000000

  • The digital object identifier (DOI) is a specific code assigned to published articles that make them easier to identify and retrieve online. 

Electronic journal article without a DOI

Author(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of Publication, volume number

(issue number), pp. <insert page range>. Retrieved from <insert URL of journal

homepage.

 

Examples

Items in green indicate variations in the citation based on the format.

 

Print Journal Article

Walters, G. (2006). Appraising, researching and conceptualizing criminal thinking: a personal view.

Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health, 16(2), 87-99.

 

Electronic or Print Journal Article with a DOI

Walters, G. (2006). Appraising, researching and conceptualizing criminal thinking: A personal view.

Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health, 16(2), 87-99. doi:10.1002/cbm.50

  • Use the PDF version of the article (if available) to get the correct page range.

 

Electronic Journal Article without a DOI

Viemero, V. (1996). Factors in childhood that predict later criminal behavior. Aggressive Behavior,

22(2), 87-97. Retrieved from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/32356/home

 

Electronic Magazine Article (from a library database)

Klein, A. (2018, May 12). Creative people have more mental health issues. New Scientist, 6. Retrieved from

http://0-search.ebscohost.com.library2.pima.edu/login.aspx?direct=ture&db=aph&AN=129526776&site=eds-live&scope

  • Magazines generally have no volume or issue, so just include the Year, Month, and Day of publication. For magazines published monthly or quarterly, you only need to include the Month and Year.

 

Electronic Newspaper Article (from a library database)

Birt, L., & Smith, T. (2017, August 20). How parking meters are helping to fund programs for the homeless.

       Arizona Republic. Retrieved from http://0-search.proquest.com.library2.pima.edu/docview/1930223284? 

       accountid=13194

 

Online Newspaper Article from Website

Jayson, S. (2014, June 21). Gender loses its impact with the young. USA Today. Retrieved from

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/21/gender-millennials-dormitories-sex/10573099/