Citing a magazine in MLA

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Citing a magazine in MLA

  1. 1. Citing a magazine - MLA Cite it at easybib.com Magazine: A publication that is issued periodically and contains items such as articles, essays, poems, or pictures Structure: Last, First M. “Article title.” Magazine Day Month Year: Page(s). Print. Cover Magazine Title Date of publication OCTOBER 2008 Article page Author: Davy Rothbart Article Title: How I Caught up with Dad 108 Start page End page: 113 Found by flipping through the magazine Citation: Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught up with Dad.” Men’s Health Oct. 2008: 108-13. Print. AUTOMATICALLY CITE YOUR SOURCES FOR FREE AT WWW.EASYBIB.COM
  2. 2. Citing a published magazine found on a website - MLA Cite it at easybib.com Structure: Last, First M. “Article title.” Magazine Day Month Year: Page(s). Website. Web. Date accessed. <URL>. *Note: URL is optional. Consult your teacher Website: Google books Data accessed: Depends on the day When did you access the source? Web sources may change and must be considered unique Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their in print version, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication Citation: Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught up with Dad.” Men’s Health Oct. 2008: 108-13. Google books. Web. 16 Mar. 2010. AUTOMATICALLY CITE YOUR SOURCES FOR FREE AT WWW.EASYBIB.COM
  3. 3. Citing a magazine article published directly or simultaneously online – MLA Structure: Last, First M. “Article.” Website / Magazine name. Website publisher, Date published. Web. Date accessed. <URL>. *Note: URL is optional. Consult your teacher Website / Magazine Publisher: Conde Nast Digital The magazine name is the same Looking at the bottom of the page we find that as the website name Conde Nast Digital publishes the online version of the New Yorker Article Authors August 28, 2006 Date of Electronic publication Data accessed: Depends on the day When did you access the source? Web sources may change and must be considered unique Online Magazine or Website? Because we cannot identify separate in print publication information, we can assume this source was published either online only, or simultaneously online and in print. We therefore do not need to account for standard magazine publication information, but instead, mainly website information. Such information will help your reader identify the source Citation: Nasar, Sylvia, and David Gruber. "Manifold Destiny." The New Yorker. Conde Nast Digital, 28 Aug. 2006. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. AUTOMATICALLY CITE YOUR SOURCES FOR FREE AT WWW.EASYBIB.COM
  4. 4. Citing a published magazine found in a database - MLA Cite it at easybib.com Structure: Last, First M. “Article title.” Magazine Day Month Year: Page(s). Database. Web. Date accessed. <URL>. Database *Note: URL is optional. Consult your teacher Magazine Date originally published Article title According to magazine, official title is: China’s export prospects: Fear of the dragon Data accessed: Depends on the day When did you access the source? Web sources may change and must be considered unique Author: Not available Page numbers: Not available Oftentimes there are no page identifiers for online sources Citation: “China’s Export Prospects: Fear of the Dragon.” The Economist 9 Jan. 2010. Lexis Nexus Academic. Web. 20 Mar.2010. AUTOMATICALLY CITE YOUR SOURCES FOR FREE AT WWW.EASYBIB.COM

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