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❶When including URLs in a citation, omit http: The standard citation style guide for the humanities, especially languages and literature, is the MLA Handbook , 8th edition,

How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in MLA

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In-text citations appear in the body of your paper. They identify your use of an idea or quotation from one of your sources. Information about the sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. Any source information that you provide in an in-text citation must correspond to a source in your Works Cited page.

Read more about the changes to the new edition in this article from the Modern Language Association. Always ask your instructor for specific directions pertaining to your assignment. A copy of this manual is available in all IRSC campus libraries. Based on a work at https: Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http: List the database or website for online articles. If you found the article on an online newspaper database, italicize the name of the database.

If you found the article on the newspaper's website, provide a direct permalink to the article without the "http: End your citation with a period.

Use the author's name and page number for in-text citations. Generally, MLA uses parenthetical citations within the text of your paper or presentation to refer your reader to the full citation in your Works Cited page.

Kent, A1 If there's no author listed, place the first word or words of the title in quotation marks for your parenthetical. If there's no page number, simply leave that part out. Start with the author's last name and first initial. If the newspaper article has more than one author, list them in the order they appear in the by-line, separated by commas. Type an "and" before the last author's name.

The period after the initial also constitutes the closing period at the end of this section. If the article has no author, start your bibliographic entry with the title of the article in sentence-case. Capitalize only the initial word and any proper nouns. Place the publication date in parentheses after the author's name. Put the year the article was published first, then type a comma. Provide the name of the month in unabbreviated form followed by the day.

Close the parentheses and place a period immediately after. For articles with new author, put the date in parentheses after the title of the article. Provide the title of the article using sentence-case. After the date, type the title of the article along with any subtitle. Only capitalize the first word and any proper nouns. Place a period at the end, or other punctuation as necessary.

Villains take over Gotham; Superman stays away. Type the name of the newspaper in italics with the page number. For print newspapers, include the section and page number after the name of the newspaper. The page number is not italicized. Place a period after the page number. If there is no page number, such as if you found the article online, place a period after the name of the newspaper.

The Daily Planet , p. Add the website URL or database, if applicable. Starting with the words "Retrieved from," let your readers know where you found the article. APA style only requires a URL for the newspaper itself, not a direct permalink to the article itself.

MLA requires a page range for articles that appear in Scholarly Journals. If the journal you are citing appears exclusively in an online format i. Current Conditions and Future Directions.

The International Online-Only Journal, vol. Accessed 20 May Cite articles in online scholarly journals that also appear in print as you would a scholarly journal in print, including the page range of the article. Provide the URL and the date of access. Cite online databases e. Provide the date of access if you wish. Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A.

Wiley Online Library , doi: Accessed 27 May Give the author of the message, followed by the subject line in quotation marks. Include the date the message was sent. Cite web postings as you would a standard web entry. Provide the author of the work, the title of the posting in quotation marks, the web site name in italics, the publisher, and the posting date.

Follow with the date of access. Include screen names as author names when author name is not known. Editor, screen name, author, or compiler name if available. Max Number of Rooms? Next, place the tweet in its entirety in quotations, inserting a period after the tweet within the quotations.

Include the date and time of posting, using the reader's time zone; separate the date and time with a comma and end with a period. Include the date accessed if you deem necessary. Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style.

Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. List the username as the author. Use the phrase, Comment on, before the title.

Use quotation marks around the article title. Name the publisher, date, time listed on near the comment , and the URL. Purdue Online Writing Lab. Electronic Sources Web Publications Summary: Common Words that Sound Alike Numbers: Text Elements Visual Rhetoric: Process and Materials Overview:

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Citing sources using the correct style not only ensures that your research paper has a uniform style but that those reading your paper can easily identify the work you are citing. Online sources such as newspaper articles are cited in a bibliography in the same way as other print sources. Structure of an MLA 8 citation for print newspapers: Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the article.” Title of the newspaper, First name Last name of any other contributors, Version, Numbers, Date of publication, Location. Example of an MLA 8 citation for a print newspaper article: Tumola, Cristabelle.

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Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of Newspaper [City of newspaper if local paper with city name not in name of newspaper], vol. Volume Number, no. Issues Number, Date of Publication, p. Page number if given. Name of Database. Note: If the author's name is not listed, begin the citation with the title of the article. In-text Citation: Works Cited: Print newspaper article (printed on consecutive pages) (Kissinger C2) Kissinger, Henry. "The China Challenge." Wall Street Journal, May , late ed., pp. C1-C2. Location: Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, , FL.