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Articles from Periodicals: General guidelines

Articles from Periodicals:  Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

Journals, magazines, and newspapers (known as periodicals) are published at regular times throughout the year. Some journals may be published only several times a year (several issues throughout the year equaling one annual volume.) Magazines and newspapers may be published monthly, weekly, or daily.

The following information identifies where the article can be found. The components to be included in your citation will vary depending on whether you are citing a journal article, magazine article, or newspaper article, and whether or not it is in print or online. Consult with your faculty member about including permalink URLs and date of access.

  • Author’s name (s)
  • “Title of the article”
  • Name of the Periodical (Journal, Magazine, or Newspaper)
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Date of publication (include month/season for scholarly sources per the MLA Handbook, p. 43)
  • Page numbers/page range
  • If the article was obtained from a Holy Family database include the Database Name in italics
  • Include the permalink URL of the article
  • If a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is included in the article, it is preferable to include that instead of the permalink
  • Date of access (check with your faculty member as to her/his preference)

A note about authors:

     For one author, list last name, first name, and initial, if any: Ruppel, Katherine K.

     For two authors, list last name, first name, initial if any; then first name, initial, last name:

                       ​Ruppel, Katherine K., and James E. Jones

   For three plus authors, list last name, first name, initial, and et al.:

                      Ruppel, Katherine K., et al.

DOI Numbers

  • DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifier numbers) are unique numbers assigned by the

     International DOI Foundation. DOI numbers make it easy for the reader to retrieve information

     about and the text of a document

  • DOI numbers may be available on print and electronic items
  • DOI numbers are normally located on the first page of an article and on the landing page of the database used to locate the article
  • For best results, copy and paste the DOI number into your Works Cited list
  • To note the DOI number, use the format doi:
  • When a DOI is available, note that in your citation instead of the URL
  • End your citation with a period after the DOI

          Sample doi located at the top of an article:

November 2009 ● American Psychologist

© 2009 American Psychological Association 0003-066X/09/$12.00

Vol. 64, No. 8, 639–641 DOI: 10.1037/a0017026

Journal Article in a Holy Family Database - no DOI

Woolston, Jennifer. “Nancy Drew’s Body: The Case of the Autonomous Female Sleuth.”

     Studies in the Novel, vol. 42, no. 1/2, Spring/Summer 2010, pp. 173-184. Humanities Full

     Text, holyfamily.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/

     login.aspx?direct=true&db=hft&AN=509987510&site=ehost-live. Accessed 16 Aug. 2017.

Journal Article in a Holy Family Database - DOI Included

Meldrum, Claire. “Yesterday’s Women: The Female Presence in Neo-Victorian Television

     Detective Programs.” Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 43, no. 4, Oct.-Nov.

     2015, pp. 201-211. Academic Search Ultimate, doi:10.1080/01956051.2015.1069728.

     Accessed 16 Aug. 2017.

Journal Article ONLINE (not from a Holy Family database)

Milton, Sharlene Allen, et al. “Organizational Identification: Perspectives of Dispersed Social

     Workers.” Advances in Social Work, vol. 17, no. 2, 2016.

     journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/21014/20690. Accessed 12 Sept. 2017.
 
 

Journal Article in an IN-PRINT Scholarly Journal

Schunn C., et al. “The Reliability and Validity of Peer Review of Writing in High School AP

     English Classes.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, vol. 60, no. 1, Jul/Aug. 2016,

     pp. 13-23. doi: 10.1002.jaal.525.

Magazine Article accessed through a Holy Family database

Cloud, John. "How to Recruit Better Teachers." Time, 20 Sept. 2010, pp. 46-52. Academic

     Search Ultimate, holyfamily.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/

     login.aspx?direct=true&db=asn&AN=53531579&site=ehost-live. Accessed 16 Aug. 2017.

Magazine Article in web-based magazine

Include the full date the article was posted. Generally, page numbers aren’t available or used.

Edwards, Haley Sweetland. "’It’s Like Locusts Came Through’: Miami is Bracing for Hurricane

     Irma.” Time, 8 Sept. 2017, time.com/4933440/hurricane-irma-miami

     preparation/?xid=homepage. Accessed 8 Sept. 2017.

Magazine Article in a PRINTED magazine

Include the full date and page numbers of the article.  Do not include volume or issue number of     magazine, but include page numbers.​

Cloud, John. "How to Recruit Better Teachers." Time, 20 Sept. 2010, pp. 46-52.

Newspaper Article accessed through a Holy Family database

Include full date; do not include volume or issue number. If the city is not included in the

 newspaper name or if the newspaper is not well known, include the city name in square brackets

 after the newspaper’s title. (MLA Handbook, p. 111).

Lai, Jonathan. “Fake News? Bias? How Colleges Teach Students Not to Be Duped.”

     Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 Nov. 2016. Newspaper Source Plus, holyfamily.idm.oclc.org/

     login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db

      =n5h&AN=2W61966641425&site=ehost-live. Accessed 16 Aug. 2017.

Newspaper Article from an IN-PRINT newspaper

Include full date; but not the volume or issue number. If the city is not included in the

newspaper name or if the newspaper is not well known, include the city name in square brackets

        after the newspaper’s title. (MLA Handbook, p. 111).

Smerconish, Michael. "An Academic Experiment: Lancaster School’s Same-Race Mentoring

     Effort Could Prove Worthwhile." Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 Feb. 2011, p. A2. 

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