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APA - 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.

Precede page numbers for newspapers with p. or pp.


Standard format for citation

Article Author, A. A. (Year, date). Title of article. Title of Newspaper: Section, inclusive page numbers.


Newspaper articles in print

Hatch, B. (2006, July 13). Smoke lingers for those who keep hospitality flowing. Australian Financial Review, p. 14.

Kissane, K. (1998, September 5). Kiss or kill: Who is the victim when a battered woman kills? The Age: Extra, p. 6.

Newspaper article in print: No author

Comstock drill plans reined in. (2009, January 9). Upstream: The International Oil and Gas Newspaper, p. 20.

Newspaper article from a full text database

Lampathakis, P. (1997, August 11). Tantrums seen as suicide warning. The West Australian, p. 26. Retrieved November 21, 2001, from Factiva.

O'Leary, C. (2006, June 29). Landmark study to aid push for public smoking ban. The West Australian, p.14. Retrieved October 20, 2008, from Factiva.

Newspaper article from the internet

Devlin, H. (2010, January 28). Neuron breakthrough offers hope on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The Times. Retrieved from

Hilts, P. J. (1999, February 16). In forecasting their emotions, most people flunk out. The New York Times. Retrieved from