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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, the text will open below the menu.

Newspaper articles

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The instructions on this page concern references to newspaper articles in both printed and online newspapers. If the article is published in an online newspaper, you also include the URL of the website from which it was retrieved. 

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including 

Template for how to format references to newspaper articles in the reference list

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of article. Title of newspaper. URL

Examples of in-text references to newspaper articles

Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
(Mikkelsen, 2013) Mikkelsen (2013) reported in Sydsvenskan that...
(Smee, 2019) In an article in The Guardian, Smee (2019) interviewed...

Examples of references to newspaper articles in the reference list

Mikkelsen, J. (2013, November 5). Mycket allvarligt miljöbrott [Severe environmental crime]. Sydsvenskan. https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2013-11-05/mycket-allvarligt-miljobrott

Smee, B. (2019, December 12). Bushfires and drought leave NSW town of Tenterfield without clean water for 72 days. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/12/bushfires-and-drought-leave-nsw-town-of-tenterfield-without-clean-water-for-72-days