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

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

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

Reference list

Baynes, C. (2020, June 23). Coronavirus: Second human trial of vaccine begins in UK. The Independent. http://bit.ly/3NxCpnT

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

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