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APA 6 Style Guide

Newspaper & Magazine Articles - Guidelines

Newspaper and Magazine article citations include many of the same elements of journals and books, including author, date, title, source, pages, etc.

Common format for newspaper articles is:

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newpaper, pp. xx-xx

Common format for magazine articles is:

Author. A. A. (Year, Month). Title of article. Magazine Title, Volume(Issue, if applicable), pp. xx-xx.

 

Notes:

  • When articles are found online, include the URL in the place of the page numbers. 
  • If a newspaper article appears on discontinuous pages, give all page numbers, and separate the numbers with a comma (e.g. pp. A1, A4-6).
  • Magazines often include the volume and issue number on the front cover or table of contents page.
  • APA does not require the date you retrieved an online article, nor does it require the database used to retrieve the article.
  • Some newspapers change the title of their articles in print and online. Make sure to cite the proper (print or electronic) version of the article.

How to Cite Print Newspaper Articles

Format:

Author, A. A. (Year, Day). Title of the article. Title of Newspaper, page(s).APA reference list citation for a print newspaper article

How to Cite Online Newspaper Articles

Newspapers and magazine articles found in online databases (e.g. NexisUni), should be cited as online articles. However, you do not need to include the database in your citation--instead, include the home page for the publication.

Format:

Author, A. A. (Year, Day). Title of the article. Title of the Newspaper. Retrieved from Newpaper-Homepage-URL

APA reference list citation for an online newspaper article

How to Cite Print Magazine Articles

Citing a print magazine article is very similar to citing a print journal article. Sometimes it can be more difficult to find the volume and issue number. If you are having trouble, check the cover or the table of contents page.

Format:

Author, A. A. (Year, Date). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume(Issue), pp. xx-xx.

APA reference list citation for a print magazine article

How to Cite Online Magazine Articles

Online magazine articles, similar to newspapers, include articles acquired from databases. Once again, include the homepage for the magazine that is cited.

Format:

Author, A. A. (Year, Date). Title of the article. Title of the Magazine, Volume(Issue). Retrieved from Magazine-Homepage-URL

APA reference list citation for an online magazine article