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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 Initial. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date of Publication, ed., sec.: pages. Print.

Newspaper article with no edition or section:
Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date of Publication: Pages. Print.

Newspaper article with an edition:
Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date of Publication, ed.: Pages. Print.

Newspaper article with a section:
Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date of Publication, sec.: Pages. Print.

Newspaper article with an edition and section:
Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date of Publication, ed., sec.: Pages. Print.

Examples:
Brozan, Nadine. "Where Home is a Real Sanctuary." New York Times 16 June 2002, sec. 11:1+. Print.

"Cold Weather Chills Home Building in Many States." Wall Street Journal 14 Feb. 2002, Eastern ed.: B17. Print.

"Home Building Was Off in April." New York Times 17 May 2002: C14. Print.

Rosenberg, Geanne. "Electronic Discovery Proves an Effective Legal Weapon." New York Times 31 Mar. 1997, late ed.: D5. Print.

Salij, Marta. "These Books Can Help You Survive Homebuilding." Detroit Free Press 27 Sep. 2001, final ed., sec. C: 8. Print.

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. "Article Title." Newspaper title Date of publication: pages. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.

Examples:

Keen, Russ. "Farm Income Expected to Drop." McClatchy-Tribune Business News 3 May 2009: n. pag. Proquest Newsstand. Web. 7 May 2009.

Geracimos, Ann. "Inspiring Students to Learn; Center Prepares Teachers to Take a 'Hands-on' Approach in Classroom." The Washington Times 3 Mar. 2008: n. pag. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 5 May 2009.

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.

Components usually found on a website:

  • Name of the author, compiler, director, editor, narrator, performer, or translator of work
  • Title of the work (italicized if the work is independent: in quotation marks if it is part of a larger work)
  • Title of the overall website - italicized (if distinct from item 2)
  • Version or edition if used
  • Publisher or sponsor of the site; if not available use N.p.
  • Date of publication (day, month, and year as available; if nothing is available use n.d.)
  • Medium of publication (Web)
  • Date of access (day, month and year)

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle name or initial. "Article Title." Newspaper title. Name of sponsor, date of publication. Web. Date of access.

Examples:

Montgomery, Lori, Amy Goldstein, and William Branigin. "Obama Releases $3.4 Trillion Budget Plan." The Washington Post. Washington Post, 7 May 2009. Web. 9 May 2009.

Krauss, Clifford. "Surge in Natural Gas has Utah Driving Cheaply." New York Times. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2008. Web. 2 July 2009.

 

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