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MLA 7: Citing a newspaper article

Basic Newspaper Article Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Article."  Name of newspaper day month year: pages. Medium of publication.

Newspaper article - Print

Borgelt, Allison. "Sealed with a Kiss."  BG News 17 June 2009: 1+. Print.

Newspaper Article - Electronic or Library Database

Buescher, James. "Animal Magnetism: 'Jungle Jack' Hanna Brings His Critters to AMT."  Sunday News [Lancaster, Pennsylvania] 22 Mar. 2009: H1+. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 12 June 2012.

Information found using a library database should include the name of the database after the page numbers, use Web as the medium of publication, and include the date the information was found in the database.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for newspaper article citations are found on pages 141-42 [print sources] and 181-93 [electronic sources] in the MLA Handbook (2009), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.

In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA In-text Citations.

Check cite!

Check your MLA knowledge by answering these two questions. Answers are below.

Question 1. Select the correct MLA citation for a newspaper article.
A.

Shanker, T., and David E. Sanger. "Privacy May Be a Victim in

Cyberdefense Plan." New York Times, A1, 4-6, 7. Print. 19 June 2009.
B.

Shanker, Thom, and David E. Sanger. "Privacy May Be a Victim in

Cyberdefense Plan." New York Times 13 June 2009, natl. ed.: A1+.

Print.

C.

Shanker and Sanger, eds. Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan. "New

York Times" 13 June 2009, natl. ed.: A1+.
D.

Shanker, T. and Sanger, D. E.. "Privacy may be a victim in cyberdefense plan."

New York times. A1+. Retrieved on 13 June 2009. Print.
Question 2. Select the correct MLA citation for a newspaper article.
A.

Silka, Zach. "No deficit too big for MAC champ Falcons." Toledo [Ohio] Blade, 19

May 2009, n.pag. Newspaper Source. Web. 17 June 2009.
B.

Silka, Z. (2009, May). "No deficit too big for MAC champ Falcons." Blade

[Toledo]: n. pag. Newspaper Source. 17 June 2009.
C.

Silka, Zach. "No Deficit Too Big for MAC Champ Falcons." The Toledo Blade

[Ohio]: 19 May 2009. N. pag. Newspaper Source. 17 June 2009. Web.
D.

Silka, Zach. "No Deficit Too Big for MAC Champ Falcons." Blade [Toledo] 19 May

2009: n. pag. Newspaper Source. Web. 17 June 2009.
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