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APA Quick Referencing: Articles

Referencing Articles from Printed Magazines or Journals


 The information required when referencing an article from a printed magazine or journal:

  • author (surname and initials)
  • year of publication (in brackets) [Note: include year and month for magazine only]
  • title of article
  • name of journal or magazine (in italics)
  • volume number (in italics) 
  • issue number (in brackets)
  • page number(s)


Where to look for information when referencing a printed magazine or journal:

  • on the cover
  • on the second page
  • on the spine

Examples of Printed Articles

Material Type In-Text Reference Reference List
 Magazine   Article   (Marshall, 2008, p. 34)  Marshall, M. (2008, January). Living with volcanoes. National Geographic, 213(1), 34-57.
     
 Journal Article   (Battersby, 2013, p. 32)  Battersby, S. (2013). Call in the clouds. New Scientist, 218(2923), 32-35.
     
 Newspaper   Article   (Montgomerie, 2013, p. 2)  Montgomerie, T. (2013, September 16). The decline and fall of Barack Obama. The
       Australian
, 2.
     

 

Examples of Online Articles

Material Type In-Text Reference Reference List
 Online   Magazine   Article  (Metcalfe, 2012, p. 15)  Metcalfe, S. (2012, December). Knowing the needs of refugees. Eureka Street22(12), 13-15. 
        https://search-ebscohost-com.elogin02.dtwd.wa.gov.au/login.aspx?direct=true&
        AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=s1241971&db=anh&AN=82481910&site=ehost-live 
     
 Online Journal   Article  (Moran, 2010, p. 39)  Moran, A. (2010). Government warming to a carbon tax. Institute of Public Affairs Review
       
62(4), 39-41. https://elogin02.dtwd.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://www-proquest-
        com.elogin02.dtwd.wa.gov.au/docview/871559830?accountid=35887
     
 Online   Newspaper   Article  (Haslett, 2011, p. 21)

 Haslett, S. (2011, March 16). Warning system worked but tsunami was too powerful. Western
        Mail, 
21. https://elogin02.dtwd.wa.gov.au/login?url=https://www-proquest-
        com.elogin02.dtwd.wa.gov.au/docview/857239509?accountid=35887

     

Printed Magazine

 

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Volume numbers of magazines and journals are placed in italics.

Issue numbers of magazines and journals are placed in round brackets.