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MLA Citation Style Guide: Magazine Article from a Database

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Magazine Article from a Database (p.192-193)

DO NOT include Volume and Issue information in magazine article citations. 
 
Hint: If the page range of the article isn't provided, use "n.pag." instead and refer to the paragraph number (par. #) in the parenthetical citation.
 
General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Author Surname page number)
 
     Works Cited:
      Author Surname, First Name. “Article Title: Subtitle.” Magazine Title Publication
 
            Date [Day Month Year]: page range. Database Title. Medium. Date of
 
            Access [Day Month Year].
 
Example
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Royalton 60)
 
      Works Cited:
      Royalty, Doug. “Throwing the Book at Adelphia.” Business Week 5 Aug. 2002: 60.
 
            Business and Company Resource Center. Web. 18 Sept. 2003.
 
Example (more than one author)
   
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Gibbs, Park and Cray 41)
 
      Works Cited: 
      Note: For multiple authors all names after the first are listed First Name Surname as
      shown below:
 
      Gibbs, Nancy, Alice Park, and Dan Cray. “Stem Cells: The Hope and the Hype.” Time 7
 
            Aug. 2006: 40-46. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 15 Sept. 2006.

Sample Magazine Articles from Selected Databases

Hint: If the page range of the article isn't provided, use "n.pag." instead and refer to the paragraph number (par. #) in the parenthetical citation.
 
Example (Proquest) 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Sutton par. 12)
 
      Works Cited:
      Sutton, Clare. “Deep Jungle.” The Ecologist May 2006: n. pag. ProQuest.
 
           Research Library. Web. 10 Sept. 2006.
 
Example (Gale Health Reference Center - Academic) 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Dixon 12)
 
      Works Cited:
      Dixon, Bruce K. “Bypass Grafting Trumps PCI for Coronary Disease.” Family Practice
 
            News 1 Mar. 2006: 12+. Health Reference Center - Academic. Web. 22 July 2006.