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MLA Citations: Periodicals

Periodical Citations

MLA Format for periodicals (magazines, newspapers and journals) NOT found in a library database

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Periodical Format

Basic Format
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, Pages.



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Periodical Examples

Magazine Article
Fisher, Daniel. "A Brief History of Energy Boondoggles." Forbes, 24 Nov. 2008, p. 82.


Scholarly Journal Article
Brian, Brian K. "Renewable Energy Enters Commercial Era." Power Engineering, vol. 108, no. 4, 2004, pp. 28-41.


Haggas, Carol. Review of Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels. Booklist, 15 Feb. 2009, p. 22.


Newspaper Article
Wald, Matthew L. "Debate on Clean Energy Lease to a Regional Battle Over Jobs." New York Times, 14 July 2009, sec. A, p. 13.


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