There are three ways of retrieving periodical articles:
• by locating the actual hard copy of the publication,
• by locating the article in an electronic database, such as ProQuest, Academic Search Premier or Ethnic NewsWatch, and
• by locating the publisher's online version (see Web Sites tab)
For magazines and newspapers, you do not include the volume or issue. You need the following information:
• author's name (last name, first name)
• title of the article (in quotation marks)
• title of the magazine or newspaper (italics)
• page numbers of the article (For example: 469-480 or 469+)
• date of the article (day month year)
Basic citation set-up
Author’s last name, first name. “Title of article.” Name of magazine Day Month Year: Page number. Name of database. Format. Day Month Year you found the article
Monthly magazine article from ProQuest
Klinkenborg, Verlyn. "Where the Other Half Lived." Mother Jones July-Aug. 2001: 54-57. ProQuest. Web. 30 July 2008.
Weekly magazine article from EbscoHost
Couzin, Jennifer. "A Stem-cell Go-ahead." U.S. News & World Report 1 Feb. 1999: 53. EbscoHost. Web. 13 May 2008.
Newspaper article from WilsonWeb
Joseph, George. "A Sanyasi Travels Through Rural America." India Abroad (New York ed.) 24 Sept. 2004: C5. WilsonWeb. Web. 1 Oct. 2008.
If you have the actual copy of the publication in your hand, use the examples below:
Monthly magazine article:
Weekly magazine article:
Couzin, Jennifer. "A Stem-cell Go-ahead." U.S. News & World Report 1 Feb. 1999: 53. Print.
Joseph, George. "A Sanyasi Travels Through Rural America." India Abroad (New York ed.) 24 Sept. 2004: C5. Print.
Editorial in a newspaper or magazine:
Schmemann, Serge. "The World According to Gorbachev Disappears." Editorial. New York Times 8 Dec. 1991: E3. Print.