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How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in MLA (from EasyBib)

Structure:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Newspaper Title [City] Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.


Examples:

Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Print.

Meier, Barry. "Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant." New York Times 1 Jan. 2013: 1. Print.

 

How to Cite a Newspaper Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Newspaper Title Date Month Year Published: Page(s).Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press 7 Mar. 1990: A4. Google News Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Mushnick, Phil. "Sterling Continues to Call it Wrong." New York Post N.p., 23 Apr. 2012. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.


Make sure to:

  • Only include "City" if city is not in the newspaper name.
     

View EasyBib's visual citation guide on how to cite a Newspaper in MLA format.

How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in Chicago (from EasyBib)

 
Note

This source is typically cited in footnotes only, but include if critical to your paper or cited often.

Structure:

Last name, First name. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, Month Date, Year of publication.

Examples:

Bowman, Lee. "Bills Target Lake Erie Mussels." The Pittsburgh Press, March 7, 1990.

Meier, Barry. "Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof is Scant." New York Times, January 1, 2013.

 

How to Cite a Newspaper Online in Chicago

Structure:

Last name, First name. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, Month Date, Year of publication. Accessed Month Date, Year of access. URL.

Examples:

Kaplan, Karen. "Flu Shots May Reduce Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes and Even Death." Los Angeles Times, October 22, 2013. Accessed February 11, 2014. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/22/science/la-sci-sn-flu-shot-heart-attack-stroke-death-20131022.

Mushnick, Phil. "Sterling Continues to Call it Wrong." New York Post, April 23, 2012. Accessed March 3, 2014. http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/it_is_high_MA7rV0tTT05uFqhU36VTIN.

Make sure to:

  • Only include "City" if city is not in the newspaper name.
  • Include the "Date Accessed" if there is no publication date provided.

View EasyBib's visual citation guide on how to cite a newspaper in Chicago/Turabian.

 

How to Cite a Newspaper in Print in APA (from EasyBib)


Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s).

Examples:

Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4.

Meier, B. (2013, January 1). Energy Drinks Promise Edge, but Experts Say Proof Is Scant. New York Times, p. 1.



How to Cite a Newspaper Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL.

Examples:

Bowman, L. (1990, March 7). Bills target Lake Erie mussels. The Pittsburgh Press, p. A4. Retrieved from http://www.pittsburghpress.com

Meier, B. (2013, January 1). Energy drinks promise edge, but experts say proof is scant. New York Times, p. 1. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com



How to Cite a Newspaper on a Database in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Anand, G. (2010, April 2). Fire and fumes can't drive Indians from hellish village.Wall Street Journal, p. A1. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com

Carey, P. (2012, December 21). An apps-eye view of global warming and climate change. Contra Costa Times. Retrieved from www.lexisnexis.com

 

How to Cite a Newspaper Article Published Directly Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Sutter, J. D. (2010, March 31). Why internet connections are fastest in South Korea. CNN Tech. Retrieved from http://cnn.com

Zeitlin, M. (2012, December 29). The milk cliff explained: Why a gallon may soon hit $7. Newsweek. Retrieved from http://www.thedailybeast.com

Make sure to:

  • Only include "City" if city is not in the newspaper name.

View EasyBib's visual citation guide on how to cite a Newspaper in APA format.

 also : APA Formatting and Style Guide at Purdue OWL

 

Bibliographic Management Tools

There are several tools you can use to create bibliographies, organize your citations, format research papers, and share information sources with others.

Refworks

Boston University students, staff, and faculty can create RefWorks accounts.  Alumni can access accounts they have created while students at BU.  Once they are no longer affiliated with BU, new alumni accounts cannot be created.

RefWorks allows you to:

  • Import citations from research databases and BU Libraries Search

  • Organize citations into folders and sub-folders

  • Create bibliographies using over 3000 citation styles

  • Format your research paper while writing in Microsoft Word (using the Write-n-Cite plug-in)

  • Share your citations with others

Learn how to use RefWorks with these tutorials.

When accessing RefWorks off-campus, you will need to enter a group code in order to authenticate yourself as a Boston University user.  You can find the group code here.

Instructions for installing Write-n-Cite can be found here.

EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a bibliographic management tool available via the database Web of Science.  Please note that EndNote Basic is a web-based bibliography manager that differs from the EndNote desktop application.  The Boston University Libraries do not provide support for the desktop version of EndNote.  With Endnote Basic you can:

  • Collect and organize citations into groups
  • Share your citations with others
  • Create bibliographies in many different citation styles
  • Format your research paper while writing in Microsoft Word (using the Cite While You Write plug-in)

To create an account or log on to EndNote Web, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Web of Science database: Web of science
  2. Click on My EndNote Web
  3. Enter your e-mail address and password in the space provided.  If you do not already have an account, click Register and follow the instructions.

After logging on, you will be directed back to Web of Science.

Learn how to use EndNote Web with these online tutorials.  You can find answers to common EndNote-related questions on this FAQ page.  Please note: It is not possible at this time to search the BU Libraries collections via EndNote Basic, but you can export citations from BU Libraries Search to EndNote using the Save/Email option to the right of each search result.

Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF organizer.  Mendeley’s features include:

  • PDF annotation and highlighting
  • Organization and sharing of your PDFs, including annotations, with others
  • Bibliography formatting using over 1,000 journal citation styles
  • Personal profile building that allows you to showcase your research

Zotero

Zotero is a free, web browser-based toll that allows you to:

  • Create a library of self-indexed files, including PDFs, images, video, and more
  • Tag items in your library for easy grouping and retrieval
  • Format manuscripts and bibliographies in over 1,000 journal citation styles
  • Form and join research groups that share access to a common file library

Zotero includes several common citation styles when downloaded.  You can download more here:https://www.zotero.org/support/styles

 

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