APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM A LIBRARY DATABASE

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article in sentence case. Title of Newspaper or News Website in Mixed Case and Italics. Retrieved from http://www.newspaper.com

Formatted example:

NOTE: If using a library database to access articles in newspapers or magazine, you will need to search online (i.e. Google) to find the home/main page of the website for the retrieval statement.

For example, if using an article published in The Globe and Mail, search "The Globe and Mail" to find their website: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/. 

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) Last names of author(s), date of publication, and page number(s) are placed in brackets at the end of the sentence. If there are no page numbers, refer to the paragraph number or heading within the text:

(Corbella, 2014, p. A11).

2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

According to Corbella (2014), the Alberta government should increase investment in renewable energies, most notably solar power (p. A11). 


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s). Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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  Example source (catalogue/database record):