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MLA 9th Edition Style Guide: News Publication

This guide will assist you in formatting in-text citations and a Works Cited list in the current MLA style.

News Publication

From a database (nationally published newspaper)

If the newspaper is a nationally and renowned published newspaper, no need to add the city.

Anna, Wilde M. "U.S. News: States Put New Limits on Hospital Billing Practices." Wall Street Journal, 8 Feb. 2022. ProQuest,

From a database (locally published newspaper)

If the newspaper is a locally published newspaper and does not include the name of the city in its title, add the name of the city in square brackets after the title of the newspaper

Rochon, Paula. “If You Want a Key to Aging Well, Start Walking Regularly.” The Hamilton Spectator [Ontario], 13 Apr. 2022. Newspaper Source Plus,

From a print newspaper

Brubaker, Bill. “New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients.” Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.

From an online website

Barton, April. “Will Overturning Roe v. Wade Change Things in Vermont?” Burlington Free Press, 29 June 2022,