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How To Cite A Newspaper Article In An Essay

How To Cite A Newspaper Article In An Essay

How To Cite A Newspaper Article In An Essay

Some newspaper articles are available electronically, some in print and others are accessible in both formats. As with journal articles you should only include the URL for a newspaper article if it is only available online and in print.

Citing A Print Newspaper

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.

Citing 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.

Citing 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.

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