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How to Cite an Online News Article in APA Style

Updated November 21, 2016

Step 1

List the author's last name and first initial. Include all authors.

Example: Micheli, C.

Step 2

Place the date in parentheses directly following the author's name, with the year listed first and the month and day next.

Example: Micheli, C. (2010, April 20).

Step 3

Write the name of the article after the date. Capitalize only the first word, the first word after a colon and proper nouns.

Example: Micheli, C. (2010, April 20). How to cite an online news article in APA style.

Step 4

List the name of the publication in italics, followed by page numbers (where available) not in italics.

Example: Micheli, C. (2010, April 20). How to cite an online news article in APA style. (italicized) Fictional Newspaper, (not italicized) pp. A3-A6.

Step 5

Include the entire URL from which you retrieved the information, stating "Retrieved from [website] on [date]."

Example: Micheli, C. (2010, April 20). How to cite an online news article in APA style. (italicized) Fictional Newspaper, (not italicized) pp. A3-A6. Retrieved from http://fictionalnewspaperwebsite.com on April 21, 2010.

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Tips

  • If a particular reference does not include the information you need, such as the author or the date, refer to the APA publication manual, or re-evaluate the reference for suitability.
  • Abbreviate months whenever applicable.
  • If an article has more than one author, list them in the order they appear on the article.
  • If an article is continued, but not on the subsequent page, list the first page, then the pages where it is continued, separated by a comma. (i.e., A3, A19-A20 or B4, B8)

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