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MLA Citation Guide 7th Edition: Citing a newspaper article

Guide to MLA Citations

Basic Newspaper Article Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Article."  Name of

newspaper day month year: pages. Medium of publication.

Newspaper article - Print

Borgelt, Allison. "Sealed with a Kiss."  BG News 17 June 2009: 1+. Print.

Newspaper Article - Electronic or Library Database

Buescher, James. "Animal Magnetism: 'Jungle Jack' Hanna Brings HisCritters

to AMT."  Sunday News [Lancaster, Pennsylvania] 22 Mar. 2009: H1+.

LexisNexis Academic. Web. 12 June 2012.

Information found using a library database should include the name of the database after the page numbers, use Web as the medium of publication, and include the date the information was found in the database.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for newspaper article citations are found on pages 141-42 [print sources] and 181-93 [electronic sources] in the MLA Handbook (2009), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.