Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015     Views: 255

Print Newspaper Article

The basic format for citing a print newspaper article in APA style is:

Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Newspaper title, pp. page numbers.

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Doe, J. J. (2011, November 17). New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. The Washington Post, pp. A12, A15.

Note: If there is no author, move the title of the article to the first position. Use p. or pp. for page numbers.

Electronic Newspaper Article

The basic format for citing an electronic newspaper article in APA style is:

Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Newspaper title. Retrieved from http://www.example.com/

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Doe, J. J. (2011, November 17). New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://washingtonpost.com/

NOTE: The APA manual states that the home URL for the newspaper, not the complete URL for the article, should be included to avoid link issues.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to site a newspaper article in your class assignments and projects.

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More Information

The library provides access to resources like video tutorial and web resources that can help you cite newspaper articles in APA style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the resources below for help. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in APA Style.

Video tutorials on APA style including citing sources, formatting papers, and more are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

Helpful Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need assistance citing newspaper articles in APA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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