A basic pattern for citing periodicals in a MLA Works Cited page.
Colons should only be used between the place between the year and the page number. For example:
Commas are used within the inverted author name and between multiple authors, including before the last one. For example:
Moreno, Joan, and Suki Tikata.
Underlining or Italics:
For titles of periodicals, use underlining OR italics. Do not use underlining or italics for the articles within a periodical. For example:
”Kindergarten fun.” Reader’s Digest
Each citation should have a title.
Use quotation marks for the titles within, but not for the title of the periodical itself.
Quotes imply that the quoted portion is part of a larger title.
Never underline AND use quotes on the same words.
Issue names should be used, such as Jan., Feb., Spring, Summer, not issue numbers. Volume and issue numbers should be omitted even if they are given.
Omit issue names and use the volume an issue numbers, if needed.
Place of Publication:
The place of publication of a periodical should never be included in a works sited page, except to distinguish newspapers. For example:
Globe and Mail (Toronto)
New York Times