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Newspaper Article: 

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

  • Precede page numbers for newspaper articles with p. or pp.
  • If an article appears on discontinuous pages, give all page numbers, and separate the numbers with a comma (eg., pp. B1, B3, B5 - B7).

Online Newspaper Article:

Brody, J.E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from

  • Give the URL of the home page when the online version of the articles is available by search to avoid nonworking URLs.


For Notes and Bibliography style citation:


N: John Jacob Smith, "Taking the Perfect Selfie," The Hoot (Columbus, MS), July 3, 1995.

B: Smith, John Jacob. "Taking the Perfect Selfie." The Hoot (Columbus, MS), July 3, 1995.


Online Newspapers:

N: Whitney Williamson, "The Current State of Immigrants Detained in the United States," New York Times, June 25, 2019,

B: Williamson, Whitney. "The Current State of Immigrants Detained in the United States." New York Times. June 25, 2019.

The newspaper location is not necessary for more well known publications like The New York Times or The Washington Post.



In-text Citation: (Smith, 2001)

Works Cited: Smith, Zacharias. "The Greatest of These is Loyalty: How Loyalty and Hard Work Won the War." The Quill, 12 October 2001, p.A1.


Online Newspapers:

In-text Citation: (Jordan, 2013)

Works Cited: Jordan, Lee. "Radio Ethics." Mouthpiece, 14 April 2013, www.mouthpiece/ Accessed July 3, 2019.


The newspaper location is not necessary for more well known publications like The New York Times or The Washington Post.

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