How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in MLA
Last, First M. "Article Title." Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.
Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Print.
Meier, Barry. "Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant." New York Times 1 Jan. 2013: 1. Print.
How to Cite a Newspaper Online in MLA
Last, First M. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.
Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Google News Web. 16 Mar. 2010.
Mushnick, Phil. "Sterling Continues to Call it Wrong." New York Post N.p., 23 Apr. 2012. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.
Make sure to:
- Only include "City" if city is not in the newspaper name.
View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Newspaper in MLA format.
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Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:
- Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
- If there is no author, the article title comes first.
- Use italics and "headline-style" capitalization for titles of newspapers.
- Use the URL of the homepage of the newspaper to avoid non-working URLs.
- It is no longer necessary to include the date of retrieval.
Barcelona to ban burqa in municipal buildings (2010, June 14), Gulf News. Retrieved from http://gulfnews.com
- Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.
- When a work has no identified author, cite in text the first few words of the article title using double quotation marks, “headline-style" capitalization, and the year.
(“Barcelona to Ban Burqa,” 2010)
- Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.
- There must be a total match between the reference list and the parenthetical citation, so the article title must stand in place of an author’s name in the essay.
“Barcelona to Ban Burqa” (2010) contends that the move is aimed at all dress that impedes identification.