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APA Citation & Formatting : Newspaper Articles

Attention Students!

This guide is a starting point. For full details on correctly citing resources and creating references, please consult
the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed. (2020), or Cites & Sources, 6th Ed. (2021).

Please Note! Library staff do not teach APA, and cannot evaluate or correct work. If you need help with APA Style, please contact your instructor.

How Do I Cite Newspaper Articles?

An image of a newspaper article from a database. The article is titled, “What you need to know about COP26”, by Ryan Tumilty. It was published on October 30, 2021 in the Montreal Gazette. Blue arrows point to the article and newspaper titles, the author and the date of publication.

Reference List Entry: Format (10.1)
Author, A. (Date). Title of article. Title of newspaperVolume Number (Issue Number) if applicable. Page numbers if applicable. DOI or ULR if applicable.

Example:
Tumilty, R. (2021, Oct 30). What you need to know about COP26. Montreal Gazette

Parenthetical Citation
(Author, Date), e.g.: (Tumilty, 2021)

Narrative Citation
Author (Date), e.g.: Tumilty (2021)

Please Note!

This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2020). Library staff have reviewed the information in this guide, and to the best of our knowledge, it is accurate. However, mistakes do occur. Students bear sole responsibility for ensuring that their citations are correct, and that their assignments meet the criteria laid out by their instructor. Students are encouraged to contact Peer Tutoring or the Writing Clinic for assistance.