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Citation Guide: How to cite NEWSPAPERS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite PRINT NEWSPAPERS

 MLA Newspaper Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper [if local use city], edition, date of publication, pages. 

Example:

Brozan, Nadine. “Where Home is a Real Sanctuary.” New York Times, 16 June 2002, pp. D11+.

“Cold Weather Chills Home Building in Many States.” Wall Street Journal, eastern ed.,14 Feb. 2002, p. B17.

“Home Building was Off in April.” New York Times, 17 Apr. 2002, p. C14.

How to cite NEWSPAPERS from a Database

MLA Newspaper Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented.

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper [if local use city], date of publication, pages. Name of database, URL or doi number.

Example:

Dockery, Paula. “Fracking could Become a Disaster Here in Florida.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel [Fort Lauderdale], 16 June 2002, pp. D11+. ProQuest Newsstand, search.proquest.com/docview/1766901883?accountid=27045.

Lang, Marissa. "Same-Sex Couples Shatter Marriage Records in Utah" The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Dec. 2013, State News, www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=5B50-6Y01-JCB3-411J&csi=270944,270077,11059,8411&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true.

How to cite ONLINE NEWSPAPERS

MLA Newspaper Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented.

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper, date of online publication, URL.

Example:

Shukamn, David. “What is Fracking and Why is it Controversial?” BBC News, 16 Dec. 2015, www.bbc.com/news/uk-14432401.

Reference

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