Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015     Views: 527

First, determine what kind of article you're citing:  magazine, newspaper, scholarly journal?  Different article types are cited in slightly different ways.

Next, visit the style guide that you'll be using, and see which pieces of information should be included in your article's citation (author, date, article title, journal title, volume, issue, page numbers, doi, etc.).  Each style formats article citations differently.

Then, find the pieces of the citation in the article itself -- or, better yet, let the library's databases or a citation management tool do most of the formatting work for you! See how in the video below.

  • Always double-check your citations against your style guide to be sure that capitalization, punctuation and other fine details are correct!

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