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Water Resources and Hydrology: Citing a journal or magazine article

Resources and research guide for Introduction to Hydrology

Basic Journal/Magazine Article Citation

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. Author's Middle Initial. (Year, Month/Date/Season). Title of article. Title of Journal/Magazine, Volume(Issue), Page(s). doi:xx.xxxxxxx



(Note: Not every article will have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number in the reference citation. The DOI is an alphanumeric string that is assigned to some electronic articles, and if it appears in the citation information for an article you are citing from an electronic source, it should be included. Reference citations without a DOI will look the same as the example citation above, but without "doi:xx.xxxxxxxx". If no DOI is assigned to an article, but you retrieved the article online, be sure to include the URL for the page where you found the article, using the following format: Retrieved from

Example Journal article, one author

Sutherland, M. B. (2000, May). Problems of diversity in policy and practice: Celtic
          languages in the United Kingdom.
Comparative Education, 36(2), 199-209.

Example Journal article, 3 to 6 authors

Gubbins, H., O'Halloran, S., Kearney, D., Dore, A., Magner, E., & Murphy, E. (2007,
A forum for the practice of musicology in Ireland. British
          Postgraduate Musicology
9, 5.

Example Magazine article

Elmer-DeWitt, P., & Farley, C. J. (1994, March 21). People who eat Hostess
Time, 143(12), 22.

In-Text Citations

For an overview of the various ways to cite information in text in APA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.

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