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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Finding Online Newspapers

This guide is intended to teach students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign how to search for and access current and past issues of popular newspapers online through our library subscribed databases.

Citing in APA

Citation for Online Newspaper Article:

Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of article. Title of Publication.


Example: Article from Database

Johnson, K. (2015, Oct. 31). Costume correctness: Feel free to be you, but not me. The New York Times.

Example: Article from Newspaper Website

Johnson, K. (2015, Oct. 31). Halloween Costume correctness on campus: Feel free to be you, but not me. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/us/cultural-appropriation-halloween-costumes.html


Source: APA Online Style Guide

Note: you will provide a URL at the end of the citation if the online newspaper article was accessed from the newspaper's website.

Citing in MLA

Citing an Article from an Online Database:

Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Publication Name, vol., no., date, pp. #. Title of Database, doi:. date of access. 

*Note: If doi is not available, use the URL without the https://


Example:

Johnson, Kirk. "Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to be You, but Not Me." The New York Times,

Oct. 31, 2015, pp. A1. ProQuest, search.proquest.com/docview/2074605179?accountid=14553. Accessed Feb. 11, 2020.


Source: OWL Purdue

Citing in Chicago Style

Citing Online Periodicals (Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Articles)


Footnote/Endnote:

Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article," Title of Publication, Month day, Year, Doi.

Corresponding Bibliographical Entry:

Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Publication. Month day, Year. Doi.


*Notes: if the name of a newspaper starts with "the" it is omitted from the citation. For newspapers that are not well known, the city name should be added after the publication title in parenthesis-- Example: News-Gazette (Champagin, IL). If no DOI is available, use the URL. 


Examples: 

Footnote/Endnote: 

Johnson, Kirk. "Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to Be You, but Not Me," New York Times, Oct 31, 2015, https://search.proquest.com/docview/2074605179?accountid=14553.

Bibliographical Entry:

Johnson, Kirk. "Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to Be You, but Not Me," New York Times, Oct 31, 2015.  https://search.proquest.com/docview/2074605179?accountid=14553.


Source: OWL Purdue