Articles from print sources

Print article in a magazine

Long, Cheryl. "Orchids On Your Windowsills!." Organic Gardening , vol. 40, no. 8, 1993, p. 56. 

Carbone, Nick,, "Shades Of Facebook." Time, vol. 180, no. 5, 7 Sept. 2012, p. 99. 

Print article in a scholarly journal

Webb, Peter. "'Infected By The Seed of Post-Industrial Punk Bohemia': Nick Cave And The Milieu of the 1980's Underground." Popular Music History, vol. 3, no. 2,  2008, pp. 103-122.

Print article in a newspaper

Newspaper article citations are similar to those for magazines, but have different pagination styles.  If there is more than one edition of a newspaper available for that date (as in an early and late edition of a newspaper), cite the edition after the article title. If the article extends beyond one page, use the + (plus) sign after the page number to indicate a multi-page article.

Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.

Doughterty, Conor.  "For Online Sports Videos, the Action is Off the Field." New York Times, 11 Sept. 2015, p. B1+.

Sisario, Ben and Sydney Ember. "Facing the Music: the Publisher of Rolling Stone Defends Itself in the Industry and in Court." New York Times,  17 Oct. 2016, late ed., p. B1+


For more examples, please consult the Purdue Owl's page on Citing Periodicals.

Articles from Databases

Scholarly article from a database with permalink without a digital object identifier (doi)

Webb, Peter. "'Infected by the Seed of Post-Industrial Punk Bohemia': Nick Cave and the Milieu of the 1980's Underground." Popular Music History, vol. 3, no. 2, 2008, pp.103-122. Academic Search Premier, Accessed 12 Oct. 2016.

Anderson, Lee F. "Why Should American Education Be Globalized?” Theory Into Practice, vol. 21, no. 3, 1982, p.155. Business Source Premier, login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=5200471&site=eds-live. Accessed 5 May 2016.


Scholarly article from a database with a  doi

Gordon, Brett, and Wesley Hartmann. "Advertising Competition in Presidential Elections." Quantitative Marketing & Economics, vol. 14, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-40. Business Source Premier, doi: 10.1007/s11129-016-9165-6. Accessed 12 Oct. 2016.

Magazine article from a database

Carbone, Nick,, "Shades Of Facebook." Time, vol. 180, no. 5, 7 Sept. 2012, p. 99.  Academic  Search Premier, AN=78031417&site=eds-live. Accessed 12 Aug. 2016

Long, Cheryl. "Orchids on Your Windowsills!." Organic Gardening, vol. 40, no. 8, 1993, p. 56. MasterFILE Main Edition, Accessed 13 Oct. 2016.

Newspaper article from a database

Tip: Use the  plus sign  (+)  after the first page number if the newspaper article is on more than one page.

Dougherty, Conor. "For Online Sports Videos, the Action Is Off the Field." The New York Times, 11 Sept.  2015, p. B1+. Newspaper Source, nfh&AN=109367093&site=ehost-live. Accessed 7 Oct. 2016.


For more examples, please consult the Purdue Owl's page on citing electronic resources.


Articles from Websites

Articles found on websites (as opposed to library databases) follow this format, noting punctuation:

Author Lastname, Firstname. "Article Title." Website Title, day month year, URL. Date of access (optional).


Deresiewicz, William. "The Death of the Artist--and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur." The Atlantic, 28 Dec. 2014, 

Hollmichel, Stefanie. "The Reading Brain: Differences between Digital and Print." So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013,

For more examples, please consult the Purdue Owl's page on citing electronic resources.