Magazine

How to Cite a Magazine in MLA (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)

Magazine in Print

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

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.

Cover

Article Front Page

Citation: Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught up with Dad.” Men’s Health Oct. 2008: 108-13. Print.
Magazine via Website

Citing a published magazine found online

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title Date Month Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Rothbart, Davy. “How I Caught up with Dad.” Men’s Health Oct. 2008. Google Books. Web. 16 Mar. 2010.
Magazine via Database

Citing a published magazine article found via database

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Magazine Title Date Month Year Published. Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Database

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: “China’s Export Prospects: Fear of the Dragon.” The Economist 9 Jan. 2010. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 20 Mar. 2010.
Magazine Article Published Directly Online

Citing a magazine article published directly or simultaneously online

Structure: Last, First M., and First M. Last. “Article Title.” Magazine Title. Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Magazine/Website

Date accessed: 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.

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