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Oxford : Newspaper Articles

Basic Format to Reference a Newspaper Articles

Format for footnotes from a newspaper article:

  • In your Reference List the author's initials come after the surname and the full range of the article's pages are added, see examples below.

Example: 1 S. Crafti, 'Winning design moored in Spain', The Age, 25 August 2010, Business Day, p. 16.

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Referencing a newspaper article: Examples

Referencing a Newspaper Articles: Examples

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Newspaper article

1 R. Boyd, 'The City of Sordid Splendour', Australian, 26 August 1964, p. 10.

[Article obtained from the Library Catalogue, a Library Database, E-reserve or VU Collaborate is referenced in the same way as a print article.]

Boyd, R., 'The City of Sordid Splendour', Australian, 26 August 1964, pp. 10-12, 17.

[Article obtained from the Library Catalogue, a Library Database, E-reserve or VU Collaborate is referenced in the same way as a print article.]

Newspaper article from a Website

1S. Bredow, 'Powder to the People', Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2008, http://www.smh.com.au/news/ski/powder-to-the-people.html, (accessed 3 July 2008).

Bredow, S., 'Powder to the People', Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2008, http://www.smh.com.au/news/ski/powder-to-the-people.html, (accessed 3 July 2008).

Newspaper article from a separately paginated section

1 J. Wilson, 'In Defence of the Superficial', The Age, 26 September 2009, A2, p. 23.

Wilson, J., 'In Defence of the Superficial', The Age, 26 September 2009, A2, p. 23.

[Note: 'A2' before the page number indicates a separately paginated section of the newspaper.]

Newspaper article no author

1 'War, Morality and Harry Morant', Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2010, p. 5.

'War, Morality and Harry Morant', Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2010, p. 5.