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Citation Help for APA, 6th Edition: Newspaper Article

Help with common issues and questions with APA 6th ed. Citation Style.

Multiple Authors?

Example:
McGill, I., Glenn, J. K., & Brockbank, A. (2014). The action learning handbook: Powerful techniques for education, professional 
development and 
training. New York, NY: Routledge Falmer.

Explanation:
List each author last name first followed by the initials for the first and middle names followed by a comma. Insert an amperstand (&) before the last author.


Eight or More Authors?
List the first six authors' names, then insert three ellipses, and add the last author's name.

Example:
Gilbert, J. R., Smith, J. D., Johnson, R. S., Anderson, A., Plath, S., Martin, G., . . . White, N. (2014). Choosing a title (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Unnamed  Publishing.

More information: See p. 184 in the 6th edition of the APA Manual for futher explanation.

No author?

Example:
The bluebook: A uniform system of citation (18th ed.). (2015). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law Review Association.

Explanation:
When there is no author move the title to the author spot. Italicize title and end with a period. Follow title with publication date and publication information.

More information: See p. 184 in the APA Manual 6th Edition for further explanation.

Newspaper Print Example

Ashenmacher, W. (2015, May 31). Reversing the sands of time: After years of neglect and

   abuse, Park Point's dune ecosystem is making a comeback thanks to the work of
   
   volunteers. Duluth News Tribune, p. A1.

Newspaper Print Explanation

Author: Ashenmacher, W.
Last name first, then initials for first and middle name. End with a period. **Note: if there is no author given as is common for newspaper articles, begin with the title of the article.

Date of the article: (2015, May 31).
Give the date the article was published starting with the four digit year, a comma, the month not abbreviated, and then the day all in parentheses with a period outside the second parentheses.

Title and subtitle of the article: Reversing the sands of time: After years of neglect and abuse, Park Point's dune ecosystem is making a comeback thanks to the work of volunteers.
Title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle, and any proper nouns. End with a period. 

Title and subtitle of newspaper: Duluth News Tribune,
Title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize first word of title and subtitle, proper nouns, and all important words. Italicize. Separate title from page numbers with a comma.

Page Numbers: p. A1.
Begin with p. if the article is one page long. Use pp. if it is more than one page long. APA requires that all pages of the article be listed (For example: pp. A1, A4 as opposed to using the + sign in MLA). Use letter to indicate the appropriate section.

More Information: See page 200 in the 6th edition of the APA manual for further explanation.

Online Newspaper Article Example

Greder, A. (2015, September 9). Successful health-care initiative looks to expand. Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved from

     http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

Online Newspaper Article Explanation

Author: Greder, A.
Last name first, then initials for first and middle name. End with a period. 

**Note: if there is no author given as is common for newspaper articles, begin with the title of the article.

Date of the article: (2015, September 9).
Give the date the article was published starting with the four digit year, a comma, the month not abbreviated, and then the day all in parentheses with a period outside the second parentheses.

Title and subtitle of the article: Successful health-care initiative looks to expand.
Title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle, and any proper nouns. End with a period. 

Title and subtitle of newspaper: Duluth News Tribune.
Title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize first word of title and subtitle, proper nouns, and all important words. Italicize. End with a period.

NOTE: No publication is needed for online newspapers.

Retrieval Statement: Retrieved from http://www.duluthnewstribune.com
Begin with "Retrieved from". Then add the web address of the newspapers homepage. Do not add a period.

NOTE: For more information on newspaper article citations, see page 200 in the 6th edition of the APA manual.