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MLA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in MLA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what MLA style is and includes, find examples of MLA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in MLA, and more.

Magazine Articles


Print Magazine Article

General Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, vol. #, no. #, Date, p. #.

OR

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, vol. #, no. #, Date, pp. #-#.

For Example:

Elbein, Saul. "A Final Fight for the Keystone Pipeline." Rolling Stone, no. 1298, pp. 24-25.

 

Electronic Magazine Article

General Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, vol. #, no. #, Date, p. #. Database Name, URL/DOI (without the http://).

OR

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, vol. #, no. #, Date, pp. #-#. Database Name, URL/DOI (without the http://).

For Example:

Nijhuis, Michelle and Keith Ladzinski. "The Parks of Tomorrow." National Geographic, vol. 230, no. 6, Dec. 2016, pp. 102-121. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asn&AN=119321391&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

 

Online Magazine Article

​General Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, Date, URL/DOI (without the http://).

For Example:

Meyer, Robinson. "The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change: What Lurks in the Arctic's thawing permafrost?" The Atlantic, 6 Nov. 2017, www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/the-zombie-diseases-of-climate-change/544274/.

See note ¹

 

¹ If a source is only one page, use p. instead of pp. See page 46 of the MLA Handbook 8th edition for more information.