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Definition of Journal and Magazines:

Information is available in general and subject specific magazines and journals. They are also called "serials" or "periodicals," because they are usually published in parts and in regular intervals. Journals have a narrow subject focus and are written for scholars in the field by fellow scholars. They contain footnotes and bibliographies, and are often reviewed by an author's peers before publication ("peer-reviewed" or "refereed"). Magazines have a broad subject field and written for a general audience by a regular staff of journalists. They are often glossy and contain photographs.

Print Journal Article

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, xx(x), xxx-xxx.

[xx=volume; (x)=issue; xxx-xxx=page numbers]
  • Only the first word and names are capitalized in article titles.
  • The journal name should be in italics.
  • Pay attention to commas and periods!

Examples

Park, S. M. (1996). Research, teaching, and service: why shouldn't women's work count? Journal of Higher Education, 67(1), 46-84.

Whitehead, L. (1999). Geography and democratic destiny. Journal of Democracy, 10(1), 74-79.

Journal Article in a Database

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, xx(x), xxx-xxx. Retrieved month day, year, from database name database.

[xx=volume; (x)=issue; xxx-xxx=page numbers]
  • Only the first word and names are capitalized in article titles.
  • The date when the article was accessed on in a database has to be included.
  • The database name has to be included.

Examples

McDavid, V. (2000). Lines and patterns. American Speech, 75(3), 233-235. Retrieved September 10, 2004, from Project MUSE database.

Koltyn, K. F. (2002). Using physical activity to manage pain in older adults. Journal of Aging & Physical Activity, 10(2), 226-228. Retrieved September 9, 2004, from EBSCO Host Academic Search Premier database.

Journal Article on the Web

Author, A. A. (year of publication, Month day). Title of article. Title of Journal, xx. Retrieved month day, year, from URL

[xx=volume]
  • Include as much information on the publication date as available.
  • Include the volume number if available.
  • The date when the article was accessed on the Web has to be included.
  • The URL (=Web page address) has to be included.

Example

Zhang, N. L., & Kocka, T. (2004). Effective Dimensions of Hierarchical Latent Class Models. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 21. Retrieved September 23, 2004, from http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/jair/pub/volume21/zhang04a.pdf