How to Cite a Newspaper in MLA 7

Newspaper – A daily or weekly publication that contains news; often featuring articles on political events, crime, business, art, entertainment, society, and sports.


Autocite a Newspaper Article in MLA Format

 

How to cite a newspaper in print

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.

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Example:

Bowman, Lee. “Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels.” Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Print.


How to cite a newspaper article found online

Note: URL is optional. Consult your teacher.

 

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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Date Accessed: This is the date that you found and read the article. When did you access the source? Web sources may change and must be considered unique.

 

Example:

Bowman, Lee. “Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels.” Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Google News. Web. 16 Mar. 2010.


Newspaper article found on a database

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title[City] Date Month Year Published, Edition ed.: Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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Date Accessed: This is the date that you found and read the article. When did you access the source? Web sources may change and must be considered unique.

 

Example:

Anand, Geeta. “Fire and Fumes Can’t Drive Indians from Hellish Village.” Wall Street Journal 2 Apr. 2010, Eastern ed.: A1. Proquest Newspapers. Web. 5 Apr. 2010.


Newspaper article published online

Note: CNN.com does not have a print publication of its content. They produce their content directly online.

 

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.


Example:

Jensen, Elizabeth. “Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology.” The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 19 Oct. 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2014.


Newspaper content published directly or simultaneously online

Note: URL is optional. Consult your teacher.

 

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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Date Accessed: This is the date that you found and read the article. When did you access the source? Web sources may change and must be considered unique.

Online Newspaper or Website? Because we cannot identify separate in print publication information, we can assume this source was published either online only, or concurrently online and in print. We therefore do not need to account for standard newspaper publication information (such as page numbers), but instead, website information. This will help your reader identify the source.

Example:

Hernandez, Javier C. “Sharp Rise in Home Sales in February.” New York Times. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2010. Web. 7 Apr. 2010.


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