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APA Citation Style 6th Edition: E. Magazine Article

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About Citing

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) -entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) -entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from theAPA Manual (6th ed.).

Magazine Article (p. 200)

Helpful Tips:
  • If you view a magazine article online you will need to include the URL of the magazine's home page in your reference.
  • If you view a magazine article from within an article database you will have to do a quick search outside of the database to locate the home page for that particular magazine (p. 198). You would include the URL of the magazine's home page in your reference.
General Format
In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Author Surname, Year)
In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Author Surname, Year, page number)
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title: Subtitle.
Magazine Title, Volume(issue), page range. Retrieved from URL of magazine
home page [if viewed online].
Example 1
In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Henry & Mehta, 1990)
In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Henry & Mehta, 1990, p. 30)
Henry, W. A., & Mehta, N. S. (1990, April 9). Beyond the melting pot. Time, 135, 28-31.
Example 2
In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Kuttner, 2003)
In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Kutner, 2003, p. 26)
Kuttner, R. (2003, September 8). The great American pension-fund robbery. Business
Week, 24-26. Retrieved from

DOIs and Article References

If a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)is listed on either a print or an electronic source it is included in the reference. A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string that is used to identify a certain source (typically journal articles).

Example: doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305

The DOI is often found on the first page of an article. For more information on DOIs and sample pictures indicating where to locate a DOI on a source, check out pages 188 to 192 of the APA Manual and/or this helpful DOI flow chart put together by the people at APA.

Curious about how to find a DOI?

Check out the tutorial video put together by APA.

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