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ACS - Referencing Guide

Newspaper Articles


Include section name if given.

Include the specific date as well as year.

Include the specific page or section numbers if appropriate.


Standard format for citation

#. Article Author A. A. Title of Article. Title of Newspaper: Section, Abbreviated Month Date, Year, p inclusive page numbers.


Newspaper article from a full text database

1. Martin, S.; Wills, D. $1bn Minerals Plant to Create New Industry. The Advertiser [Online], September 18, 2010. (accessed 2010-09-23 from Factiva).

2. Dayton, L. US Bans Health Risk Pesticide. The Australian [Online], June 26, 2010, p 12. (accessed 2010-09-23 from Factiva).

Newspaper article from the internet

3. Rose, D. Household Chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid Linked to Thyroid Disease. The Times, January 21, 2010. (accessed 2010-09-23).

4. Austen, I. Bottle Maker to Stop Using Plastic Linked to Health Concerns. New York Times, April 18, 2008. (accessed 2008-04-24).

Newspaper articles in print

5. Lewis, C. Under pressure? Blow Off Steam. The Age, Apr 7, 2008, p 12.

6. Garnaut, K. J. Why Potash Strikes Fear in China's Heart. The Sydney Morning Herald, September 21, 2010, p 6.

7. Barrett, R. Clamour to Shut Coal-seam Plant. The Australian, July 19, 2010, p 10.

Newspaper article in print: No author

8. Face Cream Safety Fears. The West Australian, September 6, 2010, p 17.


See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books and web pages.