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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

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Referencing an article from a news site

To reference an article from a news site, use the following format:

Author, A. (Year, Month day). Title of newspaper article in sentence case. Title of Newspaper in Italic Title Case. URL

McKay, E. (2019, July 9). Contamination rates getting better for Wellington's public recycling bins. New Zealand Herald
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12247753

 

Note
URLs must be written exactly as they are displayed in your Internet browser (https://...). If Word autoformats the URL to the main words of the webpage title, you must change it. See here for how to do this. 

Examples

Reference list entry

McKay, E. (2019, July 9). Contamination rates getting better for Wellington's public recycling bins. New Zealand Herald
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12247753

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
McKay (2019) writes ... (para. 4).

Parenthetical
... (McKay, 2019, para. 4).


Newspaper article from a database

Author, A. (Year, Month day). Title of newspaper article in sentence case. Title of Newspaper in Italic Title Case, section and page number (if available).

McKay, E. (2019, July 9). Contamination rates getting better for Wellington's public recycling bins. New Zealand Herald, C3.

 

Note
A newspaper article from a database does not require any database information in the reference.

Examples

Reference list entry

McKay, E. (2019, July 9). Contamination rates getting better for Wellington's public recycling bins. New Zealand Herald
C3.

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
McKay (2019) writes ... (p. 4).

Parenthetical
... (McKay, 2019, p. 4).


Newspaper article from a database (no author)

When referencing a newspaper article with no author, use the title of the article in place of the author's name. Give the full date and include the section and page number on which the article appeared. For example:

Title of newspaper article in sentence case. (Year, Month day). Title of Newspaper in Italic Title Case, section and page number.

Kiwi speller at home among international bright sparks. (2008, May 20). New Zealand Herald, A11.

 

Note
A newspaper article from a database does not require any database information in the reference.

Examples

Reference list entry

Kiwi speller at home among international bright sparks. (2008, May 20). New Zealand Herald, A11.

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
As noted in "Kiwi Speller" (2008)  ... (p. A11).

Parenthetical
... ("Kiwi Speller", 2008, p. A11).

 

Note
In-text citations use a shortened version of the title, enclosed in quotation marks and in Title Case. 

Referencing a newspaper article (print, with author)

Author, A. (Year, Month day). Title of article in sentence case. Title of Newspaper in Italic Title Case, section and page number.

Masters, K. (2008, May 20). Kiwi speller at home among international bright sparks. New Zealand Herald, A11.


Examples

Reference list entry

Masters, K. (2008, May 20). Kiwi speller at home among international bright sparks. New Zealand Herald, A11.

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
Masters (2008)  ... (p. A11).

Parenthetical
... (Masters, 2008, p. A11).


Referencing a newspaper article (print, no author)

When referencing a print newspaper article with no author, use the title of the article in place of the author's name. Give the full date and include the section and page number on which the article appeared. For example.

Title of newspaper article in sentence case. (Year, Month day). Title of Newspaper in Italic Title Case, section and page number.

Kiwi speller at home among international bright sparks. (2008, May 20). New Zealand Herald, A11.


Examples

Reference list entry

Kiwi speller at home among international bright sparks. (2008, May 20). New Zealand Herald, A11.

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
As noted in "Kiwi Speller" (2008)  ... (p. A11).

Parenthetical
... ("Kiwi Speller", 2008, p. A11).

 

Note
In-text citations use a shortened version of the title, enclosed in quotation marks and in Title Case. 

Referencing a media release


Referencing a media release

Media releases are not referenced like news sources as they are published on websites, not news sites.

Give a full date and include the [Format].

Surname, First initial. (Year, Month day). Title of media release in italic sentence case [Media release]. Name of Website. URL

Wood, M. (2023, May 18). Targeting transport costs: Free public transport for children [Media release]. Beehive.govt.nz. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/targeting-transport-costs-free-public-transport-children
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