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, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.
*City Note: Only include if city is not in newspaper title. Do not include if well known or nationally published.

Newspaper

Citation: Bowman, Lee. “Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels.” The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Print.
Newspaper via Website

Citing a published newspaper found on a website

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*City Note: Only include if city is not in newspaper title. Do not include if well known or nationally published.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Bowman, Lee. “Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels.” The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Google News. Web. 16 Mar. 2010.
Newspaper via Database

Citing a published newspaper found on a database

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published, Edition ed. Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*City Note: Only include if city is not in newspaper title. Do not include if well known or nationally published.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Database

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Anand, Geeta. “Fire and Fumes Can’t Drive Indians from Hellish Village.” Wall Street Journal 2 Apr. 2010, Eastern ed. ProQuest Newspapers. Web. 5 Apr. 2010.
Newspaper Article Published Directly Online

Citing a newspaper article published directly online

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website/Newspaper

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

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 more as a website.
Citation: Sutter, John D. “Why Internet Connections Are Faster in South Korea.” CNN Tech. Cable News Network, 31 Mar. 2010. Web. 7 Apr.
Newspaper Article Published Directly or Online

Citing a newspaper article published directly or simultaneously online

Structure: Last, First M. “Article Title.” Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website/Newspaper

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

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, Javier C. “Sharp Rise in Home Sales in February.” New York Times. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2010. Web. 7 Apr. 2010.

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