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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Online newspaper article

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use APA and MLA. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Online newspaper article

Reference: Author(s) Last name, Initials. (Year, Month Day of publication). Article title. Newspaper title. Retrieved from URL

Example: Kelly, M. (2010, May 22). Burden of Irish debt could yet eclipse that of Greece. The Irish Times. Retrieved from


  • Author(s) Last name (year)
  • (Author(s) Last name, year)                


  • Kelly (2010) wrote that….
  • An article (Kelly, 2010) appeared at the time….


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