Published on January 14, by Jack Caulfield. To cite a newspaper article in MLA style , list the author , title , name of the newspaper, date of publication, and URL for online articles or page number for print articles. Use the interactive example below to explore the format. Table of contents Page numbers in newspaper citations Citing a newspaper from a database Citing local newspapers Frequently asked questions about MLA citations. In your Works Cited entry, always include page numbers when available. Page numbers in newspapers are often written with letters, e.
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A Note on Newspaper Citations. Newspaper Article In Print. Newspaper Article From a Website. Newspaper Article from Nexis Uni. Articles may also come from journals or magazines. Note: For your Works Cited list, all citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent.
Many databases and citation generators have updated to the 8th edition. Please check with your instructor about which version of MLA to use in your assignments. The core elements of any entry in the Works Cited list are shown in the chart below. The core elements are in the order in which they should appear, followed by the appropriate punctuation mark. If an element cannot be found or does not apply to the source being cited, omit that element from the entry.
Various styles of writing provide different guidelines for citing a newspaper that you reference or quote in your essay. Citing a print paper will require you to note which pages the article appears on, while depending on your style guide, a Web source will require the URL or access date. To cite a newspaper article in APA, include both the name of the article and the publication in which it appears. Also list all pages on which the article is found after the publication name:. Jones, M.