Periodical Article Citation Examples
Here are some example citations for articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. They are based on MLA 8 guidelines. A Works Cited page should be double spaced within and between citations. To save room, we only single spaced. When a citation requires more than one line, the second line and any lines that follow should have a hanging indent. That means the first line of each citation aligns with the left margin, and all additional lines are indented half an inch.
Example -- magazine article, print, two authors, non-consecutive pages
Clarke, Kevin, and James Martin. "A History of Violence: Gun Control in America." America, 18 July 2016, pp. 31+.
Example – magazine article, Internet
Mason, Betsy. "Lunar Probe Sends First High-Res Images." Wired, 2 July 2009, www.wired.com/wiredscience /2009/07/Iroimages/.
Example -- magazine article, library database, no author
"The Science of Decision Making and Peer Pressure." New York Times Upfront, 8 Feb. 2016, p. S17. Student Resources in Context,
Example -- journal article, print, volume and issue number
Freedman, Marian. "Parental Supervision Enhances Adolescents' Prelicense Driving Skills." Contemporary Pediatrics, vol. 31, no. 10,
Oct. 2014, p. 18.
Example – journal article, Internet, 3 authors, with DOI instead of URL
Hubbard, Ruth E., et al. “Effect of Parental Age at Birth on Accumulation of Deficits, Frailty and Survival in Older Adults.” Age and Ageing,
vol. 38, no. 4, July 2009, pp. 380-85. doi:10.1093/ageing/afp035.
Example -- journal article, Internet, with URL instead of DOI
Ouellette, Marc. "Theories, Memories, Bodies, and Artists." Reconstruction, vol. 7, no. 4, 2007, reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/074/intro.shtml.
Example – journal article, library database, non-consecutive page numbers
Nierengarten, Mary Beth. “Dying to Be Thin: Body Image and Disordered Eating.” Contemporary Pediatrics, vol. 32, no. 9, Sept. 2015, pp. 31+.
Student Resources in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A435793205/SUIC?u=port&xid=ae8524c7.
Example – newspaper article, print, local (not national), city not already in newspaper’s name
Theen, Andrew. “Oregon’s Newest College Offers a Path to Unconventional Education.” The Oregonian [Portland], 17 Aug. 2016, pp. A8-A9.
Example -- newspaper article, Internet, national
Gamerman, Amy. “America’s New Small Towns: Housing Developments That Recreate Village Life.” Wall Street Journal, 4 Aug. 2016.
Example -- newspaper article, library database, no author, no page listed
"Secondhand Smoke Remains a Problem for Teens, Study Finds." Washingtonpost.com, 11 Jan. 2016. Student Resources in Context,