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MLA Citation Style, 8th Edition: Newspaper Article

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

pp. 21, 27-28, 30, 42-43, 44-45, 2.6.1.

Example 1 – Print

Last name, First name. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, Date of publication, pp. <page range>.

IT:     (Zumbrun A2)

WC:   Zumbrun, Josh. "Oil's Plunge Could Fuel Its Rebound." Wall Street Journal, 23 Feb. 2015, p. A2.


Example 2 – Electronic

Last name, First name. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, Publisher, Date of publication, URL.

IT:     (Derworiz)

WC:   Derworiz, Colette. "Proposed Power Line Threatens Iconic Views in Southern Alberta." Calgary Herald.

                  Postmedia Network, 5 Mar. 2015,


NOTE: For works with no page numbers, such as newspaper articles published online, it is preferable to include the author's name in the text and omit a parenthetical reference altogether.

NOTE: An optional element is adding the date of access at the end of the citation.