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Model Citation for a Newspaper Article
Works Cited Entry, Basic Form
Author Name, Reversed. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper Date, Edition: Pagination. Medium of publication.
- Use the prescribed punctuation between each element of the citation.
- Title of the article is in double quotes. Title of the newspaper is in italics.
- Include pagination of the entire article (not just the part you are citing). If the article continues after skipping pages, put the first page number and a plus sign (+).
- Use hanging indent (all lines after the first indented 1/2 inch).
Article in a Print Newspaper
Carcamo, Cindy. "'Dreamers' sit in detention: Brought illegally to the U.S. as children, the 'Dream 9' await the outcome of a risky protest at the border." Los Angeles Times 3 Aug. 2013, Home Ed.: A12. Print
Article in a Newspaper from a Library Database
"Bribery, not just the illegal kind, plagues today's politics." USA Today 24 Jan. 2014, Opinion sec.: 10a. Academic Search Complete. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
For more details on citing articles in newspapers, see MLA Handbook, chapter 5.4.5, p. 141-142, and chapter 5.6.4, p. 192-193.
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