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❶Add the newspaper name in italics followed by the date of publication with day first, then month, then year and add a comma.

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Cite the article title first, and finish the citation as you would any other for that kind of periodical. A scholarly journal can be thought of as a container, as are collections of short stories or poems, a television series, or even a website. A container can be thought of as anything that is a part of a larger body of works. In this case, cite the author and title of article as you normally would. Then, put the title of the journal in italics.

Finally, add the year and page numbers. Project Muse , doi: Purdue Online Writing Lab. Common Words that Sound Alike Numbers: Text Elements Visual Rhetoric: Process and Materials Overview: An Introduction Researching Programs: Practical Considerations Researching Programs: Drafting Your Statement Statements of Purpose: The Basics In-Text Citations: Basic Rules Reference List: Articles in Periodicals Reference List: Other Print Sources Reference List: Electronic Sources Reference List: Organization and Structure Graduate Writing Workshops: Introductions Graduate Writing Workshops: Literature Reviews Graduate Writing Workshops: Style Graduate Writing Workshops: Editing and Proofreading Graduate Writing Workshops: Many newspapers are published in print, but also found on databases.

Many school and public libraries subscribe to databases that contain newspaper articles. Ask your librarian for help to access any subscription newspaper databases. Even though web pages and URLs can be taken down or changed, it is still possible to learn about the source from the information seen in the URL.

When including URLs in a citation, omit http: When creating a citation that will be read on a digital device, it is helpful to make the URL clickable so that readers can directly access the source themselves. Title of the database, Location such as a URL. Don't want to cite by hand? Search and cite automatically with EasyBib! Follow Us Facebook Twitter Youtube.

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Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite your newspaper article in MLA format for free. This LibGuide reflects the changes to MLA style as directed by the MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition. Skip to main content. Toggle navigation IRSC Libraries. Menu. Library Home; About. Library Hours and Locations; Online newspaper article (Internet, freely available) (Bump) Bump, Phillip. "Donald Trump Starts the General Election behind Location: Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, , FL.

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For an example and instructions on how to cite an online newspaper article, go to our Cite MLA Style libguide (linked below), and select the Cite Web tab. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and you'll see an example from CNN. Learn how to cite newspaper articles in MLA 8, including how to cite print newspaper articles and newspaper articles found on databases in MLA 8th edition.