Q. How do I cite an online newspaper article using the MLA format?
If you are accessing the article from a library database (EBSCO, Gale, etc), you would use the following format in your Works Cited:
Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Title of Newspaper, day month year of publication. Name of Database Company, URL or DOI. Access date.
Note on URLs for MLA:
- Leave out the http://
- Permalinks (links that don't expire) are preferred. Look for a “share” or “cite this” button to see if a source includes a permalink. At FCC, these links start with ezproxy.frederick.edu/
Example of database article citation:
Chiu, Joanne. "China's Big Airlines Get Boost from Overseas Travel; Despite Foreign Exchange Losses, Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern Airlines Post Core Earnings Growth." Wall Street Journal (Online), 29 Apr 2014. ProQuest, ezproxy.frederick.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.frederick.edu/docview/1519623796?accountid=10972. Accessed 20 May 2020.
If you are accessing the article from the web (like a Google search), you would use the following format:
Arias, Jeremy. "Man Flown to Shock Trauma After ATV Crash in Frederick County." Frederick News Post, 19 May 2020, www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/cops_and_crime/man-flown-to-shock-trauma-after-atv-crash-in-frederick-county/article_c20a45da-42d7-5f31-9365-dcb196d2e2a8.html. Accessed 20 May 2020.
In-text citation examples:
"[C]ompanies are required under accounting rules to value their substantial foreign-currency debts at the end of every quarter" (Chiu).
His injuries were "ultimately deemed not to be life-threatening" (Arias).