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MLA Referencing Guide

Newspaper Articles

Information

Include section name if given.

Include the specific date as well as year.

Include the specific page or section numbers if appropriate.

Format

Standard format for citation

In print:

Article Author, Given Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle." Title of Newspaper, Date Month. Year, Section, inclusive page numbers.

 

From a full text database:

Article Author, Given Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle." Title of Newspaper, Date Month. Year, Section, inclusive page numbers. Database Name, doi or internet address.

 

From the internet:

Article Author, Given Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle." Title of Newspaper, Date Month. Year, Section, inclusive page numbers, internet address.

Examples

Newspaper article in print

Buchanan, Rachel. "Truth and Valour: Anzac Day, the Myth." The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Apr. 1999, Good Weekend, pp. 43-44.

Kissane, K. "Kiss or Kill: Who is the Victim When a Battered Woman Kills?" The Age, 5 Sept. 1998, Extra, p. 6.

Newspaper article in print: No author

"Iona Yields Its Secret: The Last Resting Place of Kings." The Times (London), 6 July 2010, p. 28.

Newspaper article from a full text database

Brown, Malcolm. "Prolific Writer Was Inspired by Landscape." The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2010, p. 24. Factiva, https://global-factiva-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au.

Wierzbicka, Anna. "The Humanities Battle to Gain a Scientific Edge." The Australian, 7 July 2010, p. 24. Factiva, https://global-factiva-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au.

Newspaper article from the internet

Brevis, Stephen. "Music the Force Behind Star Wars." The West Australian, 7 July 2010, thewest.com.au.

Wakin, Daniel J. "After Music From a Bridge, Why Not a Tower?" The New York Times, 8 July 2010, artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/08/after-music-from-a-bridge-why-not-a-tower/.