This video will show you how to cite and reference
a paper edition of a newspaper article using the MMU Harvard style of referencing.
Please note that any newspaper articles you access via MMU library’s databases including
LexisLibrary, should be referenced as a paper edition as these are scanned copies of articles
from the print edition. I want to use information from this article
from the Independent, which I have located on LexisLibrary. First, I am going to demonstrate
how to cite an author whose ideas I have summarised in my own words. When you summarise or paraphrase
another author’s ideas, you must ensure you state where you got the information from.
The details you need to include are the surname of the author of the article and the year
of publication. Instead of paraphrasing or summarising, you
can cite an author by directly quoting from the article. When using direct quotes you
need to put the exact words in single quotation marks. You then cite as before using the author’s
surname and year of publication but then put a colon after the year, followed by the page
number that the quotation comes from so that other people can easily locate it.
When referencing a paper edition of a newspaper article you build your reference as follows:
the surname of the author followed by the initial of their first name and a full stop.
The year of publication comes next in round brackets the title of the article follows
in single quotation marks. Next is the title of the newspaper in italics If the article
is from a specific supplement then add this next, in this example it isn’t so we just
leave it out. next comes the date of publication followed by the edition if applicable, in
this case it is the daily edition of the newspaper and finally, the page number or the page range
if the article is on more than one page. Your reference is now complete.
To find out how to cite and reference other sources please refer to the online MMU Harvard
Referencing guide on the library website. You will also find more videos and FAQS on
this page. For more help and information, please email
[email protected] or visit the Library website.