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A Guide to Journal Articles

Article Citation

An Article Citation is a reference point that will direct a reader to a particular resource.

There are several different citation styles that you may be asked to use, most often APA, Chicago and MLA. These styles are composed of shared citation elements but will vary in the organization of information.

Citation Elements

  • Author(s)
  • Article Title
  • Journal Title
  • Volume Number
  • Issue Number
  • Year of Publication
  • Page Numbers
  • doi / URL (for articles found online)

Distinguishing Features

At first glance, journal article citations can easily be confused with book chapter citations as both contain two title but a journal article citation will include:

  • an article title and a journal title
  • a volume number and an issue number for the journal

The citation will not include:

  • a publisher or place of publication

 

Sample Citations

APA

Print

  • Mackay, C. S. (1999). Lactantius and the succession to diocletian. Classical Philology, 94(2), 198-209.

Electronic

  • Bull, D. (1992). Two Portraits by Leonardo: "Ginevra de' Benci" and the "Lady with an Ermine". Artibus Et Historiae, 13(25), 67-83.                                                            doi:10.2307/1483457

 

Chicago

Print

  • Mackay, Christopher S. "Lactantius and the Succession to Diocletian." Classical Philology 94, no. 2 (1999): 198-209.

Electronic

  • Bull, David. "Two Portraits by Leonardo: "Ginevra De' Benci" and the "Lady with an Ermine"." Artibus Et Historiae 13, no. 25 (1992): 67-                                                      83. doi:10.2307/1483457.

 

MLA

Print

  • Mackay, Christopher S. "Lactantius and the Succession to Diocletian." Classical Philology, vol. 94, no. 2, 1999, pp. 198-209.

Electronic

  • Bull, David. “Two Portraits by Leonardo: ‘Ginevra De' Benci’ and the ‘Lady with an Ermine.’” Artibus Et Historiae, vol. 13, no. 25, 1992, pp.                                                  67–83. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/1483457.