APA in Minutes: Newspaper Articles

APA in Minutes: Newspaper Articles


This is APA in minutes. This video will
show you the basics of citing a newspaper article in APA format. Citing newspaper articles can be complicated. Most often there are two possible
scenarios. You found the article on a website or you found the article in print or in
a library database This video will cover both scenarios To cite an article from a website you will need: the author of the article, the year month and day the article was published, the title of the article, the name of the
newspaper and the main URL of the newspaper Sometimes you may find it difficult to
find all this information Be sure to look carefully throughout the
website. Begin with the author’s last name, comma and initial. After the name add a
period The year is next followed by a comma and
then the month and day in parentheses. Add a period Now add the title. In APA capitalize the first letter of the title
and subtitle and capitalize any proper nouns End with a period. The title of the newspapers is next in italics Follow with a period. Include
the words “Retrieved from” and follow with the main URL This is your APA newspaper article citation. To cite a newspaper article from a print source or a library database You will need: the author of the article the year month and day the article was
published, the title of the article the name of the newspaper and the page
number. Sometimes you may find it difficult to find all this information Be sure to look carefully. Begin with the
author’s last name, comma and initial. After the name add a
period The year is next followed by a comma and
then the month and day in parentheses Add a period Now add the title. In APA capitalize the first letter of the title and subtitle and capitalize any proper nouns. End with
a period The title of the newspaper is next in
italics follow with a comma Next include the letter P and then a
period. Add the page number and end with a period. This is your APA newspaper citation Print newspaper articles often span
multiple pages in consecutive order. To properly cite
them you must change the page number “p” from one to 2 p’s, follow with a period.
Then the starting page number a dash and then last page number. End with a period If the article spans multiple pages but
they are in non-consecutive order start with the two-letter p’s and a period Then add the first page number followed by a comma Next include the remaining adjacent pages
using a dash. End with a period Your reference list is at the end of
your paper. Make sure to put your citations in alphabetical order Don’t forget to double space and indent
after the first line For more information and support with
APA book an appointment with your campus writing center, consult the online writing lab at Purdue
or refer to the APA manual in your library This concludes the basics of citing an
newspaper article in APA

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