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APA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in APA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what APA style is and includes, find examples of APA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in APA, and more.

Newspaper Articles


NOTE: Don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines. 

Use this format to cite a newspaper article you found the article in print form or from a database like News & Newspapers - ProQuest.

General Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of article. Title of newspaper, Section.

For Example

Brody, L. (2020, January 13). Cherry blossoms can't wait for spring. Wall Street Journal, A.10B.

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Brody, 2020)

OR

Brody (2020)

Use this format to cite an article you found on a newspaper's website like the New York Times website or the Boston Globe website.

General Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of article. Title of newspaper. URL

For Example

Houghton, K. (2020, January 16). Communities struggle as recycling costs soar to nearly twice that of trash disposal. New Hampshire Union Leader. https://www.unionleader.com/news/environment/communities-struggle-as-recycling-costs-soar-to-nearly-twice-that/article_3116f606-a0ae-52f8-a9da-61d247f7fbde.html

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Houghton, 2020)

OR

Houghton (2020)

An article from an online news site (like CNN, Fox News, HuffPost, and BBC), is considered a webpage on a website.

General Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of work, Site Name. URL

For Example

Andrew, S. (2020, January 16). An orphaned teen is being forced out of his grandparents' senior community because he's too young. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/us/orphan-teen-kicked-out-grandparents-hoa-trnd/index.html

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Andrew, 2020)

OR

Andrew (2020)