Information You Need
To write a citation for a newspaper article you will need the following pieces of information:
- Date (Year, Month Day)
- Article title
- Newspaper title
- Pages (for newspaper articles you use the abbreviation p or pp and include the section letter)
- DOI (an assigned alphanumeric sequence given to a journal article to help identify it).
Not every work has a DOI. Please connect with your instructor about using a url link to content found on a library database and what is acceptable for the assignment.
URL (if from an online newspaper and not from a database, see note above for database url)
Article on a news website
*for articles published in online news sources (e.g., BBC News, CNN, HuffPost, MSNBC, etc.)
Article on an online newspaper
*for articles published in online newspapers (e.g., The Hamilton Spectator, New York Times, The Washington Post, etc.)
Print or from an online library database