Newspaper

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Newspaper in Print

A daily or weekly publication that contains news often featuring articles on political events, crime, business, art, entertainment, society and sports

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s).
*Note about Title: If the city of publication is not included in the title of a local newspaper, place city after title in non-italicized brackets.

Newspaper

Citation: Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4.
Newspaper via Website

Citing a published newspaper found on a website

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL
*URL Note: If not yet indexed or difficult to find from the homepage, then include the full URL. Otherwise, use the homepage URL.

Website

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Citation: Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4. Retrieved from http://news.google.com
Newspaper via Database

Citing a published newspaper found on a database

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL
*URL Note: Add homepage URL of publisher. If none, use the homepage database URL. If published only online, use unique URL.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Citation: Anand, G. (2010, April 2). Fire and fumes can’t drive Indians from hellish village. Wall Street Journal, p. A1. Retrieved April 5, 2010, from http://online.wsj.com
Newspaper Article Published Directly Online

Citing a newspaper article published directly online

Structure: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from URL
*URL Note: If not yet indexed or difficult to find from the homepage, then include the full URL. Otherwise, use the homepage URL.

Website/Newspaper

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Online Magazine or Website? CNN.com does not have a print publication of its content. They produce their content directly online. We therefore treat this source like a website.
Citation: Sutter, J. D. (2010, March 31). Why internet connections are fastest in South Korea. CNN Tech. Retrieved from http://cnn.com
Newspaper Article Published Directly or Online

Citing a newspaper article published directly or simultaneously online

Structure: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from URL
*URL Note: Add homepage URL of publisher. If none, use the homepage database URL. If published only online, use unique URL.

Website/Newspaper

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Online Magazine or Website? Because we cannot identify separate in print publication information, we can assume this source was published either online only, or simultaneously online and in print. We therefore do not need to account for standard magazine publication information, but instead, mainly website information. Such information will help your reader identify the source.
Citation: Hernandez, J. C. (2010, April 5). Sharp rise in home sales in February. New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2010, from http://nytimes.com

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