Citations from newspaper articles should include the following:
1. Name of Author (if available)
2. Title of Article (in quotations)
3. Title of Newspaper (italicized)
4. Date of Publication
5. Page Number
6. Medium of Publication
Note: Additional information is required if citing from a Web or database resource. See the examples to the right or consult the MLA Handbook, 7th ed.
Because newspaper articles often don’t appear on consecutive pages, cite the section and page number where the article begins. If the article continues onto additional pages, note this by placing a + sign after the page number.
If the article is unsigned, begin with the title of the article.
"Retirement Expert Urges Diversity in 401(k) Options." USA Today 19 Jan. 2010: 4B. Print.
Cite the article as you would a print article, followed by the database in which you accessed the article, the medium of publication (Web), and the date of access.
* See Online Databases section for more information.
If you are citing an article published online which you have not accessed through a database, treat it as you would any other website.
*See Web Sites section for more information.