Library:Finding Sources from Citations/Journal Articles
At first glance, journal article citations can look very similar to book chapter citations. In particular, journal article citations also contain two titles: the title of the article and the title of the journal. However, different publication information is given for a journal article.
For example, the table below shows a sample citation in MLA and APA style, and the kind of information it displays:
|Citation Elements||Item Details||Sample Citations|
|Author(s)||Haas, Heather A.||MLA Style:
Haas, Heather A. “The Wisdom of Wizards—and Muggles and Squibs: Proverb Use in the World of Harry Potter.” Journal of American Folklore, vol. 124, no. 492, 2011, pp. 29-54.
|Article Title||The Wisdom of Wizards—and Muggles and Squibs: Proverb Use in the World of Harry Potter|
|Journal Title||Journal of American Folklore|
|Volume Number||124||APA Style:
Haas, H. A. (2011). The wisdom of wizards—and muggles and squibs: Proverb use in the world of Harry Potter. Journal of American Folklore, 124(492), 29-54.
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Medium of Publication|
- The citation includes two titles: the title of the individual article and the title of the journal in which it is published
- No place of publication or publisher's name is given
- Instead, the citation specifies the exact volume and issue of the journal that is being referenced