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APA (7th Edition) Referencing Guide

Guide to APA citation style using the 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual. This guide is in Beta mode, and some links and pages will become available shortly.

Check With Your Lecturer

This is a guide to the 7th Edition of APA style, which is a recent update to the APA citation style.

Your lecturer may prefer APA 6th Edition. Check your subject outline to see which version of APA you have been asked to use. If the subject outline does not specify which APA edition you should be using, please check with your lecturer.

If you are supposed to use APA 6th Edition, please go to the APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide:

Newspaper articles

Newspaper articles in print:

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Newspaper, page numbers of the whole article.

Examples
Bidey, S. (2018, January 1). Bid to curb youth crime. Townsville Bulletin, p. 13.

Newspaper articles in online paper:

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Newspaper. URL

Examples

Davidson, J. (2018, January 9). CES 2018: Samsung vows to add artificial intelligence to everything it does. Australian Financial Review. http://www.afr.com/

Rucker, P., & Parker A. (2018, January 8). White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Newspaper article retrieved from a database:

Format
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Newspaper, page numbers of the whole article (if available).
Examples

Dixon, N. (2011, March 11). Yasi: One month later. Yasi; The recovery. Cairns Post, p. 10. 

Is the work anonymous, or without a byline?  See below.

Newspaper Articles with No Author

Is the work anonymous, or without a byline?

  • Sometimes newspaper articles and dictionary or encyclopedia entries don't have an author attributed.
  • Only list the author as "anonymous" if the article has been attributed to "Anonymous" or "Anon". If there is no attribution, follow the advice below.

When there is no attributed author, move the title of the work to the first position in the reference list. In text, use the title of the document in "quotation marks" where you would use the author's name. For long titles, it is okay to use only the first few words.

 

Format

Title of article: Subtitle. (Date). Title of Newspaper, page numbers of the whole article.

OR

Title of article: Subtitle. (Date). Title of Newspaper. URL

In the reference list

Mrs. Obama says ‘lovely frame’ in box during awkward handoff. (2018, February 1). AP News. https://www.apnews.com/31f3520500c94a6ebfdbd2a0db5f4b60

In text

During the 2017 presidential inauguration, there were some moments of awkwardness ("Mrs. Obama Says ‘Lovely Frame’", 2018).

Please note: In text, the title of the article is given title case - that is, major words are capitalised. You do not use title case in the reference list. There is no difference between first use and subsequent use in this case. Although the Month and day are included in the Reference List entry, in text only the year is needed.

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