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APA 6th Edition: Magazine Article

Utica College Library Guide to APA Citation Style

APA Citations

In APA Style, there are two elements needed to properly cite each of your sources:

The reference list entry - information about the article that appears at the end of your paper in the list of references

The in-text citation - brief information that appears in the body of your paper to indicate a direct quote or paraphrase.

Several of the examples in this guide were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the APA Manual (6th ed.). 

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Magazine Article (p. 200)

  • 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.
  • If your article multiple authors, list them just as you would for a Journal Article.
Reference list entry:

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:

Mehta, N. S. (1990, April 9). Beyond the melting pot. Time, 135, 28-31.

Example 2:

Kutner, R.(2003, September 8). The great American pension fund robbery. Business Week, 24-26. Retrieved from


 In-text citation:

      (Author Surname, Year, page number)
Example 1:
      (Henry & Mehta, 1990, p. 30)
Example 2:
      (Kutner, 2003, p. 26)

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