How to cite an online newspaper article in Harvard

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Harvard online newspaper article citation

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

  1. Author of the online 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 online 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 numbers: Give the page range if available.
  8. URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).
  9. Date of access: Give the day, month and year of access.

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

Author of the online newspaper article. (Year of publication) 'Title of the online newspaper article', Title of the newspaper (Edition), Day and month, Page numbers. Available at: URL (Accessed: Date of access).

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

Examples

An article from a digital newspaper

Greenslade, R. (2018) 'Opinion is valued more than fact in this digital era', The Guardian, 29 July. Available at: from https://www.theguardian.com/ (Accessed: 2 September 2019).

An article from a digital newspaper

Steinhauser, G. (2018) 'Zimbabweans Turn Out in Droves for First Vote Without Mugabe', Wall Street Journal, 30 July. Available at: https://www.wsj.com/(Accessed:6 September 2019).

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