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Newspaper or Magazine

When referencing a newspaper or magazine article in the Harvard UTS Style, you will need the following information about the article:

  • the author or authors of the article
  • the year the article was published
  • the title of the article
  • newspaper or magazine title (in italics)
  • issue date
  • page numbers of the article

In most cases this information can be found at the top of the article itself. Once you have collected this information you will need to arrange it as shown below. Roll the mouse over each section for a description.

Gutner, T. 2003, 'Fashion Futures', Business Week (Fashion Industry Supplement), 30 August, pp. 9-10.

If the article comes from a special section that has its own page numbering, you need to specify the section (in brackets) after the name of the newspaper or magazine, as in the example above.

For more information about referencing a newspaper or magazine article please expand any of the options below. You can also get help with referencing at any time via the Ask a Librarian page.


One Author

Gutner, T. 2003, 'Fashion Futures', Business Week (Fashion Industry Supplement), 30 August, pp. 9-10.

More than one author

In text

(Peating & Malkin 2004)

Note for in-text referencing, if there are four or more authors, list the first author followed by et al.

Reference list

Peating, S. & Malkin, B. 2004, 'Employers face ban on email spying', Sydney Morning Herald, 31 March, p. 17.

No author

In text

(‘Foreign cyber-spies’ 2009)

Reference list

'Foreign cyber-spies' 2009, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November, p. 7.

Quote from a work citing another author

Sometimes a work you are using quotes a work from another author. For example, on page 78 of a book by Thorne, written in 1994, you find a quote from a 1906 paper by Albert Einstein. To cite the work by Einstein you should mention Einstein's paper in the text and use Thorne as your in-text reference, with page number. There are many ways you could do this. Here are three examples:

Einstein stated in 1906 that 'time is relative' (Thorne 1994, p. 78).

Thorne (1994, p. 78) quotes Einstein as saying in 1906 that 'time is relative'.

The theory that 'time is relative' was first stated by Einstein in 1906 (Thorne 1994, p. 78).

In your reference list you must have the full reference for Thorne. If you wish, you may also include the reference for Einstein (you can get this from Thorne's bibliography), but this isn't normally recommended because you haven't actually consulted the Einstein paper directly.


Most online newspapers and magazines have a printed equivalent. When this is the case and page numbers are displayed, for example if you accessed the article via an online database, reference it as the print version.

If you accessed a publicly accessible newspaper or magazine website, where the article is freely available, or if there are no clear page numbers, or if the online version is significantly different from the print version, use the online article format below.


Darby, A. 2004, 'Furious Butler quits as governor', Sydney Morning Herald, 10 August, viewed 10 November 2009, <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/09/1092022411039.html>. 

Sometimes you may need to reference an article that originally came from an online newspaper or magazine, that you have found in a database such as Factiva, and where you do not have any page numbers and there is no URL to the original online source. In this case, you cannot use the URL provided by the database (these are normally too long and complicated, and would not be usable to people outside UTS anyway); instead you should use the name of the database as the URL as shown in the example below:


Awaba, A. 2017, 'How to break sugar addiction', New Vision, 15 March, viewed 22 March 2017, <Factiva database>.


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