Journal

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Journal in Print

A periodical that is published by a special group, a learned society, or certain profession. Typically published monthly and often includes volumes and or issues

Structure: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), pp. Page(s).

Front Cover

First Page

Citation: Jacoby, W. G. (1994). Public attitudes toward government spending. American Journal of Political Science, 38(2), 336-361.
Journal via Website

Citing a journal published online

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL
*URL Note: If not yet indexed or difficult to find from the homepage, then include the full URL. Otherwise, use the homepage URL.

Website

Article Front Page

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Citation: Ashok, S. (2009). Gender, language, and identity in Dogeaters: A postcolonial critique. Postcolonial Text, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.postcolonial.org
Journal via Database

Citing a journal found on a database

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), pp. Page(s). Retrieved Month Date, Year from URL
*URL Note: Add homepage URL of publisher. If none, use the homepage database URL. If published only online, use unique URL.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Citation: Jacoby, W. G. (1994). Public attitudes toward government spending. American Journal of Political Science, 38(2), 336-361. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org

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