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Citing articles from print periodicals

Article in a journal or magazine

Author/s. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, volume number (if any), issue number (if any), day month (or season) year, page(s). (If pages aren’t consecutive, + after first number.)

Chow, Andrew R. "As America Approaches Raw Truths about Race, Claudia Rankine Is Ready to Guide Us." Time Magazine, vol. 196, no. 11/12, Sept. 2020, pp. 28–29.

Delsandro, Erica Gene. "No More Missed Connections: A Lesson in Transpersonal Feminism with Virginia Woolf, Audre Lorde, and Adrienne Rich." Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 25, 2019, pp. 73–96.

Greenberg, Arielle. "Revelatory and Complex: Innovative African-American Poetries." The American Poetry Review, vol. 41, no. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2012, p. 9.

Monteiro, Lyra D., et al. "Race-Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton." The Public Historian, vol. 38, no. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 89–98.

Article in a daily newspaper

If author is unknown, start with "Article Title." If untitled, use Description (like Letter or Op-ed). Title of Newspaper [City, if not a national paper, unless the city is in the paper’s Title], edition (if any), day month year, page(s) (if non- consecutive, + after first page number). Add Letter or Op-ed at the end, when applicable, if writer is named and item is titled.

Editorial Board. "A Chilling Portrait of Ferguson." The New York Times, late ed. (east coast), 5 Mar. 2015, p. A18.

"A Glam POTUS for Supergirl." The Washington Post, 23 June 2016, p. C2.

Taylor, Astra. "Abolish Debt!" The New York Times, late ed. (east coast), 4 Jul. 2021, p. SR5. Op-ed.

Zurawik, David. "David Simon Has Novel Ideas about Wire." The Sun [Baltimore], 10 Sept. 2006, p. 1F.

A review

If not specified in the article title, or if the review is untitled, include the Title of the Work Reviewed and, for a review of a book, its Author or Editor. Add other contributors for clarity.

Collins, Ifeonu. Review of Colorblind Racism, by Meghan Burke. Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 45, no. 1, June 2016, pp. 71–74.

Dargis, Manohla. "Please Don't Look into that Mirror." Review of Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta. The New York Times, late ed. (east coast), 27 Aug. 2021, p. C3.

Article in a special issue of a periodical

Include the Title of the Special Issue or Description, and special or guest editor, if any.

Kovera, Margaret Bull. "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: Prevalence, Causes, and a Search for Solutions." Research on Race and Racism, a special issue of Journal of Social Issues, edited by Andrea L. Miller et al., vol. 75, no. 4., Dec. 2019, pp. 1139–64.

Citing articles from online periodicals

Periodical article from an online database

Cite as you would in print, omitting, if not given, page numbers and other print publication details. Database Name, If no DOI, use article’s URL (a permalink URL, when available), without http://.

Gill, Josie. "Written on the Face: Race and Expression in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 60, no. 4, winter 2014, pp. 844–62. Project MUSE,

Koprince, Susan. "Baseball as History and Myth in August Wilson's Fences." African American Review, vol. 40, no. 2, summer 2006, pp. 349–58. JSTOR, ezproxy.aacc. edu/login?url=

Review of Punch Me Up to the Gods: A MemoirKirkus Reviews, vol. 89, Apr. 2021. Gale Academic OneFile,

Article from a periodical website

Cite as you would in print, omitting, if not given, page numbers and other print publication details, If no DOI, use article’s URL (a permalink URL, when available), without http://.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "Nina Simone's Face." The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2016,

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