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APA Citation Style & Formatting: Citing Print Articles

A guide to citing sources and to creating a list of references.

What is a Print article?

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The examples to the right show how to cite articles that were viewed in print format.

A print article is an article from the paper version of a magazine, journal, or newspaper.

An article that has been printed from an online source (such as from a database or from a website) is considered an electronic source.  

Citing Print Articles in APA Style


Journal article

General format:

Author LastName, FirstInitial. MiddleInitial.  (Year of Publication).  Title of the article: Subtitle of the article. Title of the Journal, Volume(Issue), Page number-Page Number. 


Brandtzaeg, P. (2007).  Why we develop food allergies. American Scientist, 95, 28-35.

Magazine article

General format:

Author LastName, FirstInitial. MiddleInitial.  (Year of Publication, Month).  Title of article: Subtitle of article. Title of the Magazine, Volume(Issue), Page number-Page number.


Brown, C. M. (2007, January).  More bang for the buck: Moving to Georgia saved the Salmon family thousands in education costs and property taxes. Black Enterprise, 37(6), 62-63.

Newspaper article

General format:

AuthorLastName, FirstInitial. MiddleInitial.  (Year of Publication, Month Day).  Title of article. Title of Newspaper, p. page number.


Sterngold, J. (2007, May 21).  Prisons' budget to trump colleges'.  San Francisco Chronicle, p. A1.

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