Here is an example of a citation of an article
from a magazine or journal:
"Phil Jackson Takes Off on His Sideline
Offense." Coach and Athletic Director, 71.4 (November 2001),
We will discuss the details of an article
citation in the next section.
Remember from the "Book" section of
this tutorial that the name of the publication is usually underlined or italicized
in a citation. In this case, Coach and Athletic Director is
underlined because that is the name of the magazine or journal. If you
look in the Library Catalog, this is the information you will find:
||Coach and athletic director.
||Jefferson City, MO : Scholastic Inc., 1995-
Northern Idaho Academic Libraries
||LCS - Library Use Only
|Number of Items:
||Aug. 1996 -
Former title: Athletic Journal
Former title: Scholastic Coach
Library Catalog does not tell you the names of
articles in magazines
and journals. It only tells you whether we have a
subscription to this magazine. (We will talk about how to find
articles in the next section.)
"Primary Material," it tells you that this is a Periodical,
meaning that it comes out in regular intervals.
"Publisher," it tells you the location and name of the publisher.
The article citation at the top of the page does not contain that information, as it would for a
book. Instead a citation for an article tells you the date of the
issue and the page number for the individual article.
In the Library Catalog, you
can quickly see the most recent issues of the periodical that we have
received. For older issues, you should look at the "Library
Has" information. In this case, the Library has issues from
August 1996 to 2008 in paper form.
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