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MLA 9th Edition Citations Guide - Maple Woods

Welcome! Nervous about MLA citations? This is the place for you! Information about in-text citations, bibliography format, and general rules of practice for citations in academia!

Online Newspaper Articles

Newspapers are cited like all periodicals, but usually include a specific date. They may also include newspaper pagination (ex: A7).

Free online newspaper:

Guyann, Jessica. "Facebook to Ban Political Ads After the Election Polls Close as US Tensions Rise." USA Today,  8 Oct. 2020,     



In-text citation, direct quote:

"..." (Guyann).


Newspaper from an online database:

Spanberger, Abigail. “Bringing Farmers to the Table on Climate Change.” Hill, 24 Sept. 2020, p. 23. EBSCOhost,


In-text citation, direct quote:

"..." (Spanberger).


*Note: When you use content from a database, be sure to provide the stable URL or permalink-- not the link in your browser.

Print Newspaper Articles


Neas, Patrick. "Music Fans Can Get Their Fix by Tuning into Classical KC." The Kansas City Star, 12 July 2019, p. 1C.

In-text citation, direct quote example:

"..." (Neas 1C).