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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Newspaper Article

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) (pp. 188-192)

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What is a DOI? A DOI (digital object identifier) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the internet. 

NOTE: It is regarded as the most important part of the citation because it will accurately direct users to the specific article.

Think of it as a "digital fingerprint" or an article's DNA!

FYI - Updated rules on using DOI (March 2017):


  • doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114
  • http://doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114


  • doi:http://doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114
  • Retrieved from http://doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-114

(Above information from The APA blog on DOI. This is APA's official blog and their staff provides excellent examples on APA formatting/citations.)

Newspaper Article (pp. 200-201)

General Format 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page number)
      Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title: Subtitle. 
            Newspaper Title, page range. Retrieved from URL [if viewed online]  
Example 1
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Wallace, 2007)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Wallace, 2007, p. A8)
      Wallace, K. (2007, December 4). Passport applicant finds massive privacy breach. The
            Globe and Mail, pp. A1, A8.
Example 2
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
      (Severson & Martin, 2009)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation:
      (Severson & Martin, 2009)
      Severson, K. &, Martin, A. (2009, March 3). It's organic, but does that mean it's safer?
            The New York Times. Retrieved from

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