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APA Citation Guide: Newspaper Articles

This guide shows you how to cite references in current (7th edition) APA style

Newspaper Article from a Library Database

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication, Month Day if Given). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Newspaper, p. SectionPage if given.

Example

Schachter, H. (2021, June 18). What does it take to be a good team player? The Globe and Mail, B7.

Note: If an article ends with a question mark or exclamation mark (!), you do not need to add a period to mark the end of the title.

In-Text Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)

Example: (Schachter, 2021)

In-Text Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)

(Schachter, 2021, p. B7)

Newspaper Article from a Website

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication, Month Day if Given). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Newspaper. URL

Example

Aw, J. (2020, June 12). Stopping the soda bulge: Why we need to consider restricting sugary beverages. National Post.  https://nationalpost.com/health/stopping-the-soda-bulge-why-we-need-to-consider-restricting-sugary-beverages

In-Text Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)

Example: (Aw, 2020)

In-Text Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)

Example: (Aw, 2020, para. 1)

Note: This entry has no page numbers, so a paragraph number is used instead.

Webpage from a News Website

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication, Month Day if Given). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of News Website. URL

Note:

Use this format for articles published in online news sources such as BBC News, HuffPost, CNN, Salon etc. 

Example

Harvey, J. (2021, Jan. 19). Stunning ‘Field Of Flags’ lights up in National Mall ahead of Biden inauguration. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-inauguration-national-mall-flags_n_60064bfac5b62c0057bfb044

In-Text Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)

Example: (Harvey, 2021)

In-Text Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)

Example: (Harvey, 2021, para. 2)

Note: This entry has no page numbers, so a paragraph number is used instead.

 

Newspaper Article in Print

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication, Month Day if Given). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Newspaper, SectionPage.

Example

Aulakh, R. (2020, June 13). From surviving to thriving. Toronto Star, GT1, GT4.

In-Text Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)

Example: (Aulakh, 2020)

In-Text Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)

Example: (Aulakh, 2020, p. GT1)

Newspaper Article with an Unknown Author

Title of article: Subtitle if any. (Year of Publication, Month Day if Given). Name of Newspaper, p. Section Page.

Note:

If instead of having no author, the article is signed as being written by Anonymous, put the name "Anonymous" where you'd normally put the author's name. Only use the word "Anonymous" if the article is specifically credited that way.

Example

Get on board for train safety. (2020, June 17). Chicago Tribune, A14.

In-Text Paraphrase

("One two or three words from the title," Year)

Example: ("Get on board," 2020)

Note: Choose one or more of the first words from the title, enough to clearly identify the article in the Reference list. Use double quotation marks around the words from the title of an article in the in-text citation. Don’t forget to place the comma inside marks.

In-Text Quote

("One two or three words from the title," Year, p. Page Number)

Example: ("Get on board," p. A14)

Note: Choose one or more of the first words from the title, enough to clearly identify the article in the Reference list. Use double quotation marks around the words from the title of an article in the in-text citation. Don’t forget to place the comma inside marks.