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How to Cite Things From the National Geographic

Updated July 20, 2017

Step 1

Gather the information you want to cite from the specific issue you are citing, using this format: author's first and last name, title of the article, date of publication, and the page number(s) of the article.

Step 2

Determine your citation format. For an MLA (Modern Language Association) citation, format the information in the following way: Author's last name, author's first name. "Title of the Article." "National Geographic." date of publication (day, month, year): page number(s). Print. Make sure to indent all lines after the first, creating a hanging indent.

Step 3

Note the volume number and issue number of the specific issue of "National Geographic" you are using, when citing in APA, American Psychological Association format.

Step 4

Format the citation in this way, using the APA citation format: Author's last name, author's first initial. (Date of publication). Title of article. "National Geographic," volume number (issue number), page number(s). Make sure to indent all lines after the first, creating a hanging indent.

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Stephanie Cates began writing professionally in 2010. She has vast knowledge of cross-cultural studies, individual and team sports and international development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in clinical psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in education and community development from the Institute of Global Outreach Developments International in Nashville.