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MLA Citation Examples

Format of newspaper articles


  1. Author.
  2. "Title of Article."
  3. Title of Newspaper,
  4. Publication Date,
  5. Page number(s).
  6. Title of Database,
  7. DOI or URL.


Author. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper, vol. #, no. #, date, pp. #-#. Title of Database, DOI or URL.

See specific examples below. If an online edition does not have page numbers, omit them from the citation. And see here for more information on DOIs and URLs.

Library database

Mewshaw, Michael. "David Foster Wallace, a Fan and Elegant Analyst of Tennis." Washington Post, 19 June 2016, p. B6. ProQuest News & Newspapers,

Free Web

Michaels, Andrew. "Howard Police Teach Life Lessons to Youth Through Chess." Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2016,

In print

Brown, Patricia Leigh. "Tiffany Glass and Other Tales from the Crypt." New York Times, 5 Sept. 1999, pp. A1+.

When an article appears on nonconsecutive pages (for example A1 and A6) give only the first page number followed by a "+" as shown above. Give the page number on which the material you've used appears in your in-text citation, for example: (Brown A6).