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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Newspaper article (online)

Best Practice tips

For further guidance on referencing online sources, see General guidelines for referencing online resources

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Name of the author(s)
  • Year of publication
  • Title of the article
  • Title of the newspaper (including supplement, if relevant)
  • Web address
  • Date accessed



Author’s surname, Initials. (Year of publication) Title of article, Title of Newspaper, (details of supplement if relevant), day month. Available from: [Accessed day month year].


Topham, G. (2014) Ryanair profits endure bumpy landing with first drop in five years, The Guardian, 19 May. Available from: drop-5-years [Accessed 21 January 2021].

In-text citation: (Topham, 2014)

Newspaper article reference



LSBU Harvard Referencing Quick Guide