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MLA 9th Edition Subject Guide

Basic Guidelines for Citations in MLA

Basic Newspaper Article Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Article."  Name of newspaper [city, state

      if not a well-known paper], day month year, pages. [URL if electronic]

Newspaper Article - Electronic

Burge, David. "Jack Hanna to bring world of animals to El Pasoans today."  El Paso

      Times. 27 Sept. 2010LexisNexis Academic,



Newspaper article - Print

Borgelt, Allison. "Sealed with a Kiss."  BG News [Bowling Green, OH], 17 June 2009, 1+.

In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA 2021 In-text Citations.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for newspaper article citations are found in the MLA Handbook (2021), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.