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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 ARTICLES from PRINT Newspapers

 CSE Newspaper Article Citation

  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Initial Middle Initial. Full date. Title of article. Name of Newspaper including city name (edition). Section: beginning page (column). 

Example:

Brozan, N. 2002 Jun 16. Where home is a real sanctuary. New York Times (Sunday Ed.). Sect. D: 11 (col. 1).

Cold weather chills home building in many states. 2002 Feb 14. Wall Street Journal (Eastern Ed.). Sect. B: 17 (col. 1).

Newspaper page formatting for ONLINE only

  • Use "e" for electronic page numbering if there isn't any page numbers found on article.
  • As an option, an indication of the length of the article may be included after the document number
    • EX. Pediatrics. 2000 Nov; 106(5): e70. [about 2 p.].
    • EX. Doc No 134: [10 paragraphs].
    • EX. e: [about 5 screens].
  • If an online document displays neither page numbers nor document numbers, the extent or length of the item being cited should always be included in a citation (see Section 29.3.7.13.9)

How to cite ARTICLES from Newspapers in a DATABASE

CSE  Newspaper Article Citation

  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented.

Author's Last Name, First Initial Middle Initial. Full date. Title of article. Name of Newspaper include place of publication (Edition). [Date updated; date accessed]; Section: beginning page (column number). Notes URL and/or doi number.

Example:

Dockery, P. 2002 Jun 16. Fracking could become a disaster here in Florida. South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale Ed.). [accessed 2019 May 23]; Sect. D: 11 (col.1). http://search.proquest.com/docview/1766901883?accountid=27045.

Lang, M. 2013 Dec 27. Same-sex couples shatter marriage records in Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune (Metro Ed.). [accessed 2019 Jan 22]; Sect. State News:e [1210 words]. https://advance.lexis.com/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:5B50-6Y01-JCB3-411J-00000-00&context=1516831.

How to cite ARTICLES from an ONLINE Newspaper

CSE Newspaper Article Citation

  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented.

Author's Last Name, First Initial Middle Initial. Full date. Title of article. Name of Newspaper include place of publication (Edition). [Date updated; date accessed]; Section: beginning page (column number). Notes URL and/or doi number.

Example:

Shukamn, D. 2015 Dec 16. What is fracking and why is it controversial? BBC News (London Ed.). [accessed 2019 Apr 29]; e: [about 7 paragraphs]. www.bbc.com/news/uk-14432401.