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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

Newspaper Article (Website)

Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: Not listed
2.  Publication date: 2010, June 14
3.  Article title: Barcelona to ban burqa in municipal buildings
4.  Name of periodical: Gulf News
5.  URL:


Document Example:

website newspaper article


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.

Barcelona to ban burqa in municipal buildings (2010, June 14), Gulf News. Retrieved from


In-Text Citations:

  • Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.
  • When a work has no identified author, cite in text the first few words of the article title using double quotation marks, “headline-style" capitalization, and the year.

(“Barcelona to Ban Burqa,” 2010)


  • Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.
  • There must be a total match between the reference list and the parenthetical citation, so the article title must stand in place of an author’s name in the essay.

“Barcelona to Ban Burqa” (2010) contends that the move is aimed at all dress that impedes identification.

Print Version Newspaper Article (Website) Citation Guide