How to reference newspapers and magazines in the APA format. This video shows you how to reference a newspaper or magazine article from a printed hard copy version, and from an online version. Most of the information is found on the front page of the hardcopy version, or on the database where it is found. How to reference a newspaper in print? First give the author’s surname, followed by his initials, then in brackets, write the year, followed by the month and date of publication; next write the title of the article; you should use a capital letter for the first word in the title, but not the remaining words. Next comes the newspaper title in italics, and here you do put the first letter of each word in capital letters; finally give the page numbers of the pages you used; use the initial p for one page, and pp for two or more pages. How to reference a newspaper found online? As with the printed version just mentioned, you give the author’s name and initials, followed by the year, month and date of publication, in brackets, the article title, and the newspaper title, then give the newspaper homepage URL, from where you retrieve the information. When you’re citing a newspaper in APA, you don’t need to include the date of retrieval for electronic sources, or when using an online database. How to reference a magazine article in print? The rules are the same as when citing for a newspaper, with the author’s surname, followed by his initials; then in brackets, the year, followed by the month and date of publication. Next, you write the title of the article, and the title of the magazine; you should then give the volume number in italics, and issue number in brackets, followed by the page number or numbers that you used. You can find the volume number with the other publication information of the magazine. If there is no issue number you can simply omit it. How to reference a magazine article found online? When the magazine article comes from an online source the same rules apply as for the print version. The difference is that you give the URL information as you did with the online newspaper. Remember that sometimes the volume and issue number are not on the same page as the article. Look for this information in other parts of the website before omitting it. How to reference newspaper or magazine articles with no author given. Sometimes you’ll come across a newspaper or magazine article in print or online where the author’s name is not given. In this case, you give the title of the article, the year, month and date of publication, the name of the newspaper or magazine in italics, and the page numbers. For more information on referencing go to the following website where you will find a complete reference guide for both APA and Harvard.