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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 9th Edition): Magazine Articles

Magazines

Magazine articles from library databases
Works Cited List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine, vol. Volume Number if given, no. Issue Number if given, Day Month Year of Publication, pp. Page Numbers if given. Database Name.

Note: If you are citing an opinion or editorial piece, add the following at the end of your citation: Op-ed.

Note: If the article pages are not in consecutive order, list the first page number of the article followed by a plus (+) sign.


Examples:

One Author

Piore, Adam. “Is Bitcoin Too Big to Fail?” Newsweek, vol. 126, no. 10, 9 Apr. 2021. Canadian Business & Current Affairs.


Two Authors

Kotkin, Joel, and Marshall Toplansky. "A New Age of Reconnaissance: Entrepreneurs are Leading the Way to Space." National Review, vol. 73, no. 5, 22 Mar. 2021, p. 28+. ABI/INFORM.


Three or more authors

Berman-Vaporis, Irene, et al. "The State of Women." National Geographic, vol. 38, no. 6, Dec. 2020, p. 32+. Gale Academic OneFile.


No Author

"The Zoom Where It Happens." The Economist, vol. 439, no. 9243, 1 May 2021. Canadian Business & Current Affairs.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name Page Number if given) or if there's no author ("Title of Article" Page Number if given)

 

Examples: 

(Lee)

(Kotkin and Toplansky 30)

(Berman-Vaporis et al. 35)

("The Zoom" 2)

Note: If the source has a long title, you may shorten it in your in-text citation by using the first word/phrase from the title.

Magazine articles from websites
Works Cited List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine, vol. Volume Number if given, no. Issue Number if given, Day Month Year of Publication, URL.

Note: If you are citing an opinion or editorial piece, add the following at the end of your citation: Op-ed.


Examples:

One Author

Waite, Kevin. “The Bloody History of Anti-Asian Violence in the West” National Geographic, 10 May 2021, www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/the-bloody-history-of-anti-asian-violence-in-the-west.


Two Authors

Seif, Martin, and Sally Winston. "Chronic Indecisiveness: Between a Rock and a Hard Place." Psychology Today, 9 May 2021, www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/living-sticky-mind/202105/chronic-indecisiveness-between-rock-and-hard-place.


Three or more authors

Smith, Marie-Danielle, et al. "The Rise and Fall of WE." Maclean's, 9 Sept. 2020, www.macleans.ca/longforms/we-charity-kielburgers-scandal/.


No Author

"The Digital Currencies That Matter." The Economist, 8 May 2021, www.economist.com/leaders/2021/05/08/the-digital-currencies-that-matter.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name) or if there's no author ("Title of Article")

 

Examples: 

(Waite)

(Seif and Winston)

(Smith et al.)

("The Digital Currencies")

Note: If the source has a long title, you may shorten it in your in-text citation by using the first word/phrase from the title.

Magazine articles in print
Works Cited List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine, vol. Volume Number if given, no. Issue Number if given, Day Month Year of Publication, pp. Page Numbers.

Note: If you are citing an opinion or editorial piece, add the following at the end of your citation: Op-ed.

Note: If the article pages are not in consecutive order, list the first page number of the article followed by a plus (+) sign.


Example:

Mull, Amanda. “Generation Work-From-Home May Never Recover” The Atlantic, Oct. 2020, pp. 30-2.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name Page Number)

 

Example: (Mull 31)

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