How to Cite

We know we’re new-fangled, so we compiled a quick guide below when it comes to citing Watercooler Journal pieces.

Written Work

For now, cite our written pieces as “articles in an online scholarly journal.”

As the Purdue OWL’s MLA guide states, “provide the author(s) name(s), the name of the article in quotation marks, the title of the publication in italics, all volume and issue numbers, and the year of publication.” Follow this with “Web” and the date of access. We suggest you include the Issuu document’s URL, which you can find by clicking the “share” icon within the document.


McNett, Jared. “Buyout: A Marxist Critique of Breaking Bad.” Watercooler Journal 2.1 (2014): 1-12. Web. 23 May 2014. <>.

Other Multimedia

If you are citing multimedia that doesn’t already have rules (tweets do), follow your guide’s rules for citing “a page on a web site” and include the URL of the particular Watercooler issue that you got the piece from.


darylgrimes. “I did it for me.” Watercooler Journal. Columbia College Chicago, 2014. Web. 23 May 2014. <>.

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