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How Do I Cite a Newspaper Article Using APA?

PRINT/MICROFORM

Basic Format

  • Author's Name. (Date of publication -- year, month date). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper, Inclusive page numbers.
An Article in a Newspaper (with author)
  • Jones, J. T. (1993, December 10). Is an upturn in Ohio's economy still years away? Los Angeles Times, p. B24.
An Article in a Newspaper (anonymous)
  • New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15). The Washington Post, pp. A2, A14.

ELECTRONIC

Basic Format

  • Author's Name. (Date of publication -- year, month date). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper. Date of retrieval, from URL
An Article in a Newspaper (with author)
  • Hilts, P.J. (1999, February 16). In forecasting their emotions, most people flunk out. New York Times. Retrieved November 21, 2000, from http://www.nytimes.com
An Article in a Newspaper (anonymous)
  • New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15). The Washington Post. Retrieved April 19, 1988, from http://www.washingtonpost.com
If your source does not appear in this guide or for further information or examples, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) (Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001 ) available in the Ready Reference Collection at the Information Desk or in the Reference Collection. You can also refer to the Instruction Office's list of resources; we specifically recommend Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL). You can also contact the SIUE Writing Center or visit APA's site.
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