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

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

Citing Journal and Magazine Articles

General format for journal articles

Author(s). Year of Publication. "Article Title." Title of Journal
volume#, no. issue (Additional Date Information): pages. Accessed Date. url or doi.
 
 
Print Journal Article
 
Griffin, James. 2007. "What Do Happiness Studies Study?" Journal
of Happiness Studies 8, no. 1 (March): 139-148.
 
 
Electronic Journal Article (including those from a library database)
 
Griffin, James. 2007. "What Do Happiness Studies Study?" Journal
of Happiness Studies 8, no. 1 (March): 139-148. Accessed June 17, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-006-9007-4.
 
 
Print Magazine Article
 
Beatty, J. Kelly. 2002. "Double Trouble among Near-Earth
Asteroids." Sky and Telescope, July. 
  • Cite magazines by date only, even if there is a volume and issue number.
       
Electronic Magazine Article (including those from a library database)
 
Beatty, J. Kelly. 2002. "Double Trouble among Near-Earth
Asteroids." Sky and Telescope, July. Accessed October 30, 2011. http://0-web.a.ebscohost.com.library2.pima.edu/ehost/detail?sid=4a2a35f4-b4cb-
 

Citing Newspaper Articles

 
Newspaper Articles
  
Battersby, John. 1999. "Nelson Mandela's Moral Legacy." Christian
Science Monitor, May 10. Accessed December 20, 2012. Lexis Nexis Academic.
  • For local newspapers or newspaper names which may exist in a number of cities, include the city and/or state in parentheses (but not in italics) after the newspaper (e.g. The Gazette (Montreal)).
  • For articles found in a library database, you can give the name of the database instead of the full url, but check with your instructor.