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APA Referencing: Newspaper Article (print or online)

Referencing help and examples for using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.

Print Articles With An Author

In-text citation:

The initial impetus for a collection of haute couture gowns in the Victorian and Albert Museum came from Cecil Beaton (Money, 2008, p. 24).

OR

Pamela Warren, (Money ,2008, p. 24) describing conditions immediately after the Second World War, stated, "There was no fashion ... no silk stockings or anything else". 

Reference list:

Surname, Initials. (Year, Month Day). Article title . Newspaper title in italics, p. or pp. page number/s.

Money, L. (2008, December 19). A stitch in time. The Age, p. 24.

Print Articles Without an Author

In-text citation:

Abbey Lee Kershaw has been named as the face of Gucci's new fragrance ("Abbey", 2008, p. 25).

OR

The Herald Sun ("Abbey'", 2008, p. 25) reported that Abbey Lee Kershaw had been named as the face of Gucci's new fragrance.

Reference list:

Article title. (Year, Month Day).  Newspaper title in italics, p. or pp. page number/s.

Abbey. (2008, December 19). Herald Sun, p. 25.

Note:

  • In the reference list  use the title of the article in place of the author's name if there is no author.
  • In text, put the article title in double inverted commas "  " (shorten the title if it is long)

 

Articles From an Online Newspaper

In-text citation:

A workplace summary (Vuk, 2009), found hospitality employees were less likely than others to know if their organisation had a bullying policy or to have been informed of one.

Reference list:

Surname, Initials. ( Year, Month Day). Article title.  Newspaper title in italics.  Retrieved  from specific website address (best to copy and paste to ensure accuracy.)

Vuk, J. (2009, December 19). Brodie's death a warning to small business. The Age.  Retrieved from http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/brodies-death-a-warning-to-small-business-20091223-ldfn.html

Articles From an Electronic Database

This is for newspaper articles that are available on electronic databases, e.g. EBSCO.

In-text citation:

Ted Lapidus was the first designer to introduce jeans into haute couture ("Ted Lapidus",2008, p. 52).

Reference list:

 Ted Lapidus. (2008, December 31). The Times, p. 52, Retrieved from EBSCOhost - Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre.

Point to remember:

  • There is no author given for this article so the name of the article is used in place of the author's name in the in-text citation and in the reference list.
  • In the  in-text citation, the name of the article is placed in double quotation marks "  ".
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