Magazine

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Magazine in Print

A publication that is issued periodically and contains items such as articles, essays, poems, or pictures

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title, Page(s).

Cover

Article Front Page

Citation: Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with Dad. Men’s Health, 108-113.
Magazine via Website

Citing a published magazine found online

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title, 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

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

Citation: Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with Dad. Men’s Health, 108-113. Retrieved from http://books.google.com
Magazine via Database

Citing a published magazine article found via database

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved 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: China’s export prospects: Fear of the dragon. (2010, January 9). The Economist. Retrieved from http://academic.lexisnexis.com
Magazine Article Published Directly Online

Citing a magazine article published directly or simultaneously online

Structure: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title. 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.

Magazine/Website

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

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, S., & Gruber, D. (2006, August 28). Manifold destiny. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://newyorker.com

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