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APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide

Referencing Guide based on the 6th Edition of APA style

Newspaper articles

Newspaper articles in print:

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). 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. (Year, Month Day). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from URL

Examples

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

Newspaper article retrieved from a database:

Format
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from Database
Examples

Dixon, N. (2011, March 11). Yasi: One month later. Yasi: The recovery. Cairns Post.  Retrieved from ProQuest

How many authors? Remember, there are rules for how to set out a reference, depending on the number of authors

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 article 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. (Year, Month Day). Title of Newspaper, page numbers of the whole article.

OR

Title of article: Subtitle. (Year, Month Day). Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from URL

Examples  

Mrs. Obama says ‘lovely frame’ in box during awkward handoff. (2018, February 1). AP News. Retrieved from 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.

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