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MLA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Magazine Article

This is a guide for MLA Style. It is based on the Modern Language Association of America's MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.

Special Note for Magazine Articles

Do not cite the volume and issue numbers even if they are listed. Give the full date or month(s) and year (5.4.6).

Magazine Article

Material Type           In-text Citation              Works Cited                                                        
Article from a print magazine (Ben-Ami 46-47)

Ben-Ami, Daniel. "Growth is Good." Ode June 2011: 44-47. Print. 

For magazines published monthly, give the month(s) year.                                

Magazine article from a database (Sarler 8)

Sarler, Carol. "Divorce Your Husband and Watch Him Get Rich." New Statesman 30 Oct. 2000: 8. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 May 2011.

 For magazines published daily or weekly, give the complete date.

  ("Scent" 135)

"Scent of a Man." Economist 20 Dec. 2008: 135-136. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 May 2011.

Magazine article from the Internet (freely available)

(Copeland 2) 

Copeland, Libby. "The Anti-Social Network: By Helping Other People Look Happy, Facebook is Making Us Sad." Slate 26 Jan. 2011: 1-2. Web. 1 Feb. 2011. <http://www.slate.com/id/2282620/>

 URL is optional.

 

(Sarler n.p.)

Sarler, Carol. "Divorce Your Husband and Watch Him Get Rich." New Statesman 30 Oct. 2000: n.pag. Web. 2 June 2011.