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How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in MLA

Include the city of publication in the citation only if it is not expressed within the title of the newspaper.

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City], Date Month Year Published, page numbers.

Examples:

Bowman, Lee. “Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels.” Sun-Sentinel [Fort Lauderdale], 7 Mar. 1990, p. A4.

Meier, Barry. “Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant.” New York Times, 1 Jan. 2013, p. 11.

How to Cite a Newspaper Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title, Date Month Year Published. Website Title, URL.

Example:

Mushnick, Phil. “Sterling Continues to Call it Wrong.” New York Post, 23 Apr. 2012. NewYorkPost.com, www.nypost.com/sports/yankees-mushnick.

 

Make sure to:

  • Only include “City” if city is not in the newspaper name.

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