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Referencing examples for Newspaper and Magazines using the Harvard UTS Referencing style:

Referencing guidelines

Key elements of a newspaper or magazine article are:
Author(s) Year, Title of article ('in single quotes'), Newspaper or magazine title (in italics), Issue date (day month), Page numbers of the article.

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.

Quote from a work citing another author

Sometimes a work you are using quotes a work from another author. For example, on page 7 of an article by Thorne, written in 2003, you find a quote from a 1906 paper by Albert Einstein. To cite the quote by Einstein you should mention it in the text and use Thorne as your in-text reference, with page number from Thorne. For example (and there could be many other variations):

Einstein stated in 1906 that 'time is relative' (Thorne 2003, p. 7).

Thorne (2003, p. 7) notes that in 1906 Einstein stated that 'time is relative'.

According to Thorne (2003, p. 7) it was Einstein who stated that 'time is relative' in 1906.

'Time is relative' according to Einstein (Thorne 2003, p. 7).

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 reference list); but this isn't normally recommended because you haven't actually consulted the Einstein paper directly.

Print or online

Newspapers and magazines are usually issued more frequently than journals, and are usually distinguished by their issue date, rather than by volume or issue number.

Almost all newspaper or magazines articles available online have a printed equivalent with page numbers displayed. When this is the case reference it as the print version. This is partly because URLs for online articles found in databases such as Factiva or NewsBank are usually very long, and may change with time; and partly because not everyone will be able to access the database in the same way that you did.

If your article does not have a printed equivalent, or if the online version is significantly different from the print version, use the online article format below.

Example

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?oneclick="true">.

One author

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 first example below.

Example

Gutner, T. 2003, 'Fashion futures', Business Week (Fashion Industry Supplement), 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

Peatling, 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.

Alternatively, you can reference this newspaper article in the text of your document as follows:

(Sydney Morning Herald 24 November 2009, p. 7)

In this case you do not need to have an entry in your reference list.

Online newspaper or magazine

Most online newspapers and magazines have a printed equivalent. When this is the case and page numbers are displayed, reference it as the print version. This is partly because URLs for online articles are usually very long, and change with time; and partly because not everyone will be able to access the online journal in the same way that you did.

If your article does not have a printed equivalent, or if the online version is significantly different from the print version, use the online article format below.

Example

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?oneclick="true">.

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