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Citing Online Advertising & Business Sources in APA: Other Online News Sources

This guide is intended to help Advertising students cite a variety of sources in Advertising and Business databases and industry resources using APA style.

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Citing Online Newspapers

Citation Examples: Newspaper Article in Academic Database

Last Name, F. M. (Date). Title of article. Title of Publication. DOI.

Hoffman, L. (2020, October 7). Goldman adds perks but trims partnerships. Wall Street Journal.

Krause, R. (2020, July 30). Google earnings: Digital advertising falls, YouTube growth disappoints. Investor's Business Daily.

Lohr, Steve. (2020, October 21). Google up against laws that thwarted Microsoft (and others since 1980). The New York Times.

Citation Examples: Newspaper Article from a Website

Last Name, F. M. (Date). Title of article. Title of Publication. URL.

Nelson, E. (2020, November 4). By the numbers: Markets react to U.S. election. The New York Times.

Surma, K. (2020, November 4). United Airlines faces age discrimination claims for offering discount only to travelers ages 18 to 22. The Chicago Tribune.


Database Information: If the newspaper article is from an academic research database, provide the title of the newspaper and any volume, issue, and/or page numbers that are available for the article. Do not include database information in the reference.

DOIs and URLs: If the article does not have a DOI and you retrieved it from a library database, end the citation after the publication title. If you retrieve the article from the publication's website, include the URL instead of the DOI at the end of the citation.

Website References: If the article is from a news website (e.g., CNN, HuffPost)—one that does not have an associated daily or weekly newspaper—use the format for a webpage on a news website instead.