Correct Bibliography Format For Online Sources For Papers

APA: Newspaper

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How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in APA

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s).

Examples:

Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4.

Meier, B. (2013, January 1). Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant. New York Times, p. 1.

How to Cite a Newspaper Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL.

Examples:

Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4. Retrieved from http://www.pittsburghpress.com

Meier, B. (2013, January 1). Energy drinks promise edge, but experts say proof is scant. New York Times, p. 1. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

How to Cite a Newspaper on a Database in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Anand, G. (2010, April 2). Fire and fumes can't drive Indians from hellish village. Wall Street Journal, p. A1. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com

Carey, P. (2012, December 21). An apps-eye view of global warming and climate change. Contra Costa Times. Retrieved from www.lexisnexis.com

How to Cite a Newspaper Article Published Directly Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Sutter, J. D. (2010, March 31). Why internet connections are fastest in South Korea. CNN Tech. Retrieved from http://cnn.com

Zeitlin, M. (2012, December 29). The milk cliff explained: Why a gallon may soon hit $7. Newsweek. Retrieved from http://www.thedailybeast.com

Make sure to:

  • Only include "City" if city is not in the newspaper name.

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MLA: Newspaper

How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in MLA

Structure:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.

Examples:

Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Print.

Meier, Barry. "Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant." New York Times 1 Jan. 2013: 1. Print.

How to Cite a Newspaper Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Google News Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Mushnick, Phil. "Sterling Continues to Call it Wrong." New York Post N.p., 23 Apr. 2012. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.


Make sure to:

  • Only include "City" if city is not in the newspaper name.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Newspaper in MLA format.

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