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MLA Citation, 8th ed.: Magazine Articles in databases

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and writing style. MLA is commonly used for writing in the Arts and Humanities.

Citing your sources

Use the above dropdown menu to select examples of how various resources are cited in MLA Style.

There are 10 types of resources included in this guide:


For additional examples of other types of resources, or for more detail, please see Part 2, Chapter 2, "Works Cited," of The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th Ed.

Electronic Full-Text Magazine Article

MLA 7th Edition

Basic Format:

Author, First Name. "Article Title." Magazine Title Month Year: pg-pg. Database Name. Format. Date Accessed.


Moren, Dan. "Why Google’s Chrome OS Matters." Macworld Feb. 2010: 22. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Jan. 2010.

MLA 8th Edition

Basic Format:

Author, First Name. "Article Title." Magazine Title, Month Year, pp # - #. Database, DOI or URL.


If item has a permalink or DOI, those are preferable. If not, use the url.

  • Permalinks are found within an item record in a specific database, and are designated by icons similar to this: permalink icon
  • DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are included in database-generated citations, or simply links to articles. Remove the http part of the url up to the actual DOI.  Examples: DOI: 10.2979/prooftexts.33.3.277    DOI: 10.1163/157006710X497751


Moren, Dan. "Why Google’s Chrome OS Matters." Macworld, Feb. 2010, pp. 22-3. Super Search,

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