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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.

Magazine Articles

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, /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,

Journal Articles

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,

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,

Newspaper Articles

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.", 11 Jan. 2016. Student Resources in Context,