How to cite a newspaper article in Harvard

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Harvard newspaper article citation

To cite a newspaper article in a reference entry in Harvard style include the following elements:

  1. Author of the newspaper article: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J.) of up to three authors with the last name preceded by 'and'. For four authors or more include the first name followed by et al., unless your institution requires referencing of all named authors.
  2. Year of publication: Give the year in round brackets.
  3. Title of the newspaper article: Give the title of the article in single quotation marks.
  4. Title of the newspaper: Give the title in italics and capitalize the first letter of the first word and proper nouns.
  5. Edition: Give the edition number if available.
  6. Day and month: Give the day month and year.
  7. Page reference: Give the full page range or page number.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a newspaper article in Harvard style:

Author of the newspaper article. (Year of publication) 'Title of the newspaper article', Title of the newspaper (Edition), Day and month, Page reference.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Harvard style guidelines in action:

Examples

An article from the print version of a newspaper

Macmillan, D. (2018) 'Google Blasts Through Hurdles', Wall Street Journal, 24 July, p. A1, B12.

An article from the print version of a newspaper

Belluck, P. (2018) 'Promising Alzheimer’s Drug Attacks Brain Changes and Symptoms', The New York Times, 26 July, p. A1.

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