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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

Newspaper Article (Database)

Citation Elements in Order:    
1.  Author: Omar El Akkad
2.  Publication date: 2009, October 29.
3. Article title: The Web at 40: How the world got wired
4.  Name of periodical: The Globe and Mail
5.  Page numbers: A3
6.  URL:


Document Example:

newspaper article from database



Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

    • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
    • If there is no author, the article title comes first.
    • Use italics and "headline-style" capitalization for titles of newspapers.
    • Use the URL of the homepage of the newspaper to avoid non-working URLs.
    • It is no longer necessary to include the date of retrieval.


El-Akkad, O. (2009). The Web at 40: How the world got wired. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from


In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(Akkad, 2009)

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Akkad (2009) analyzes Web startups and their relationships to stock prices.