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Harvard Referencing Guide: Newspaper Article - Online

Newspaper Article - Online

Newspaper Article - Online

Newspaper Article - Online

Newspaper Article - Online


A reference for an article from an online newspaper generally requires the following elements:


  • Author of the article
  • Year of publication (in round brackets)
  • Title of the article (in single quotation marks)
  • Title of the newspaper (in italics - capitalise the first letter of each word in the title except for linking words such as and, of, the, for)
  • Edition (if required - in round brackets)
  • Day and month
  • Page reference (if available)
  • Available at: URL (if required) (Accessed: date) OR doi (if available)


Note: For information regarding DOIs, see Online journal articles.















In-text citation

Note :  In this example, there are no page numbers 

Young people are particularly concerned about the impact of climate change. Many students in the UK have called on the UK government to declare a climate emergency and to change the curriculum in order to make the environment an educational priority (Taylor et al., 2019).



Full reference for the Reference List/Bibliography

Note :  In this example, the edition (edn) is UK.

Taylor, M. et al. (2019) 'Climate strike: UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action', The Guardian (UK edn), 15 February.  Available at: (Accessed: 15 February 2019).

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