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How do I cite newspapers?


Using Academic Writer 

There are two reference types in Academic Writer for newspapers or news articles. 

Select one of the reference types and fill out the form.


Websites, Social Media, and Online Forums

  • Webpage on a news website 



  • Newspaper article



Sample References


Newspaper article (online)


Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brains agile. The New York Times.



Newspaper article from a subscription-based library database


Friedman, L., & Thrush, G. (2019, February 8). Unveiling a ‘Green New Deal,’ and ambition on a vast scale. The New York Times.

  • Do not include the database name or URL (web address) for newspaper articles found in
    subscription-based library databases.
  • Database newspaper article references do not include retrieval information or a retrieval date.




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