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Harvard referencing guide

Citing Newspaper Articles


  • Citing Newspaper articles is very similar to citing journal articles.  
  • As many newspapers are daily publications the date of the newspaper must be included
  • If accessed online, the access date and source should be included.


Citing Newspaper Articles: Examples

Material Type In-Text Example Reference List Example

Author, date

Author (Date) Title of article. Title of newspaper (In Italics), date of article, page range. (if physical item) Available at: (Accessed date) (if online)

Newspaper: Print (Browne, 2013)

Browne, R. (2013) Good digital manners. Irish Independent, 29 March. pp.18-19.

Newspaper: Electronic Database (Merryment, 2006) Merryment, E. (2006) Distaff winemakers raise a glass of their own to their own. The Australian, 7 October. p. 5. Available at: Ebsco Database [Accessed 2 February 2007].
Newspaper: From a Website (Hilts,1999) Hilts, P.J. (1999) In forecasting their emotions, most people flunk out. The New York Times, 16 February. Available at: [Accessed 19 February 2000].
Newspaper: No author listed (The New York Times,1999) In forecasting their emotions, most people flunk out (1999) The New York Times, 16 February. Available at: [Accessed 19 February 2000].