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MLA style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the
You can cite an online news article in MLA format 8th edition even if it does not have a DOI number assigned to it. Include as much information from the article as possible in your citation. In general, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The author(s)’s last name(s) and first initial(s)
-The title of the article (in quotation marks)
-The title of the website (in italics)
-The date you accessed the article
Here is an example of how you might cite an online news article in MLA format 8th edition:
Smith, John. “Article Title.” Website Title. Date published or last updated, URL.
Citing an online news article is similar to citing a print news article, except that you include the URL of the article.
Here is an example of how to cite an online news article in MLA:
Lau, Mason. “Legislature Considers Law to Increase Penalties for Animal Cruelty.” The Daily Herald, 16 Apr. 2019, https://www.heraldnet.com/news/legislature-considers-law-to-increase-penalties-for-animal-cruelty/.
In order to cite an online news article in APA, you will need the following pieces of information: the author’s name, the date of publication, the title of the article, the URL, and the date you accessed the article.
Author. (Year, Month Date). Article title. Newspaper title. Retrieved from URL
Here is an example of a citation for an online news article with no author:
“Airlines Prepare for Busiest Summer Travel Season in Years.” (2018, May 23). The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/airlines-prepare-for-busiest-summer-travel-season-in-years/2018/05/23/780a5774-5f88-11e8-a69c-b944de66d9e7_story.html?utm_term=.48b021170f81
When citing online news articles in APA style, include the author, date, title of the article, and the URL.
If there is no author listed, begin the citation with the date and title of the article.
If you are citing a comment or post from an online forum or discussion board, include the username of the person who made the comment and the date they made it. If there is no date listed, use “n.d.” to indicate that no date is available.
When citing an online newspaper article in Chicago style, you’ll need the author’s name, the article title, the name of the newspaper, the date of publication, and the URL. You may also need the name of the database where you found the article.
Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper [if local], date, section, page.
Clark-Flory, Tracy. “6 Tips for Good Cybersex.” Salon, 20 May 2009, Lifestyle section, p. 1+.
When you cite a news story that you found online, you should include the following information:
Author. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Newspaper, Volume number (Issue number if available), page numbers. URL
Gugliotta, Guy. (2007, May 7). Smoking forever? New study raises doubts. The Washington Post, p. A1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/06/AR2007050602256_pf.html