APA 7th Referencing Guide — Newspaper Articles

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APA Referencing Guide — Newspaper articles

Newspaper articles referencing guide (PDF download).


  • If the article is from a live newspaper website, such as FT.com or guardian.com, include the URL in the reference list.
  • If the URL is long, then you can use a URL shortener, such as bit.ly or Bitly or TinyURL.
  • If the article is taken from a subscription database, such as ProQuest International Newsstream or Gale Primary Sources, do not include a URL. You can include the page number if available.
  • These articles can be found in Summon because the Library subscribes to these databases.
  • If the article is from a hard copy (paper) newspaper then include page number/s.
  • If there is no author on the article, refer to the missing information section of our guide.
Format and order
  • Author(s) (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial)
  • (Date of publication). (year followed by comma, followed by month and day in round brackets, followed by full stop)
  • Title of article. (followed by full stop)
  • Title of newspaper. (in italics followed by full stop)
  • Page number(s). (followed by full stop.)
  • URL (use for live newspaper sites only, not subscription databases).
In-text citation

Crouch reports on a Swedish school girl's strike… (2018).

300 volunteers were involved in the study (Baynes, 2020)…

Reference list

Crouch, D. (2018, September 1). School girl's strike captures Sweden's imagination. The Guardian. 32.

Baynes, C. (2020, June 23). Coronavirus: Second human trial of vaccine begins in UK. The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-vaccine-human-trial-imperial-college-london-oxford-covid-19-a9584136.html

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last updated: Wed 05/Oct/2022