MLA 7th Style Guide: Newspaper Article

Newspaper Article from an Online Database

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper Date of Publication: Inclusive Pages. Title of Database. Web. Date of Access.

Example

Yamanouchi, Kelly. "Your Commute: GDOT Explores Use of Drones: Study Comes Up with Tasks That Could Help with Metro Traffic." The Atlanta Journal – Constitution 9 June 2014: B1. ProQuest. Web. 24 June 2013.

Print Newspaper Article

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper Date of Publication: Inclusive Pages. Print.

Example

Porter, Annalise. “It’s Pretty Hot Outside, but at Least it’s Not 117.” Las Vegas Review-Journal 1 July 2014: A1+. Print.

Common Exceptions

If there are 2 or 3 authors, include all names.

Example

Williams, Thomas D., and John W. Smith. "Anthrax Vaccine Debate Moves to Congress Controversy Centers on Pentagon Orders." Hartford Courant Mar 24 1999. ProQuest. Web. 1 July 2014 .


If there is no author, omit.

Example

“Miller’s Election Hopes Fading.” Los Angeles Times 23 Dec. 2010: AA2. ProQuest. Web. 25 Apr. 2014.


For local newspapers, include the city in brackets after the name of the newspaper.

Example

Axelrod, Joshua. “Deaf Advocates Suing University of Maryland for Access have Track Record for Success.” Capital[Annapolis] 21 Oct. 2013: A5. ProQuest. Web. 13 June 2014.