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Citing and referencing: Newspapers

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Newspapers

Before using this guide check with your faculty, school or department for their specific referencing guidelines.

Notes

Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing and capitalization.

Newspaper titles are never abbreviated.

The place of publication of the newspaper is indicated after the title if the title does not make it obvious.

Give only the beginning page of the article and the column number

If there is no author for an article, begin the reference with the title of the article.

Abbreviate months to the first 3 letters.

Print Newspaper article

Format Author AA. Article title. Newspaper title (edition). Place of publication. Date of publication YYYY MM DD: Section: Location (column number). [Cited on YYYY MM DD]
Reference Jenkin C. Job hours hard work on health. Herald Sun. Melbourne. 2012 Nov 7: 28 (col.3). [cited 2012 Nov 10].
Reference Byrnes H. Anger management. Herald Sun. Melbourne. 2012 Nov 7: Sect. Switched ON: 3 (col. 1). [cited  2012 Nov 12].


Electronic Newspaper article

Format Author AA. Article title. Newspaper title (edition). [Internet]. Date of publication YYYY MM DD. [cited YYYY MM DD]. Available from: URL
Reference Preiss B. 'No evidence'  that teacher performance pay works. The Age. Melbourne. [Internet].  2012 Nov 9. [cited 2012 Nov 10]. Available from: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/no-evidence-that-teacher-performance-pay-works-20121109-292ns.html


For further help and examples please see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7261/