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MLA Citation Guide (9th Edition): Newspaper Articles

This research guide is based on the MLA Handbook (9th edition)

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper articles from library databases

Works Cited List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper [City of Publication if not stated in newspaper title], Day Month Year of Publication, pp. Page Numbers if given. Database Name.

Note: If you are citing an opinion or editorial piece, add the following at the end of your citation: Op-ed.

Note: If the article pages are not in consecutive order, list the first page number of the article followed by a plus (+) sign.


Examples:

One Author

Lee, Justina. “Crypto Pros are Getting Tired of $79-Billion Dogecoin Joke; Unlike Bitcoin, Supply Isn't Finite.” National Post [Toronto], 8 May 2021, p. FP16. Canadian Major Dailies.


Two Authors

Tait, Carrie, and James Keller. "Spiraling Cases Push Hospitals to the Limit." The Globe and Mail [Toronto], 8 May 2021, p. A6. ABI/INFORM.


Three or more authors

Thebault, Reis, et al. "Sorrow and Stamina, Defiance and Despair: A Year of the Pandemic in America." Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2021. Gale OneFile News.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name Page Number)

Note: If the article is only a single page or do not have page numbers, exclude the page number in the in-text citation.
 

Examples: 

(Lee)

(Tait and Keller)

(Thebault et al.)

Newspaper articles from websites

Works Cited List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper [City of Publication if not stated in newspaper title], Day Month Year of Publication, URL.

Note: If you are citing an opinion or editorial piece, add the following at the end of your citation: Op-ed.


Examples:

One Author

Deschamps, Tara. "Companies Offer Vaccinated Customers Freebies and Discounts in Marketing Push." Toronto Star, 9 May 2021, www.thestar.com/business/2021/05/09/companies-offer-vaccinated-customers-freebies-and-discounts-in-marketing-push.html.


Two Authors

Hayley, Austin, and Jack Ewing. "The Tailor, the Florist, the Violin Maker: Improvising to Survive." The New York Times, 10 May 2021, www.nytimes.com/2021/05/07/business/coronavirus-hamburg-germany-small-businesses.html.


Three or more authors

Bhattacharya, Jhumpa, et al. “Open Forum: Having Kids is Becoming a White Privilege in California.” San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2021, www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Open-Forum-Having-kids-is-becoming-a-white-16162934.php. Op-ed.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name)

 

Examples: 

(Kieffer)

(Hauck and Hecht)

(Bhattacharya et al.)

Newspaper articles in print

Works Cited List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper [City of Publication if not stated in newspaper title], Day Month Year of Publication, pp. Page Numbers.

Note: If you are citing an opinion or editorial piece, add the following at the end of your citation: Op-ed.

Note: If the article pages are not in consecutive order, list the first page number of the article followed by a plus (+) sign.


Example:

Kay, Barbara. “'Problematic' Prose; in the Progressive Era, Even Literary Critics Aren't Safe.” National Post [Toronto], 27 Mar. 2021, p. A18.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name Page Number if multi-page article)

Note: If the article is only a single page, exclude the page number in the in-text citation.
 

Examples: 

(Kay)