Newspaper Citation

Tracking where you got information is important, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Remember for an online image of a old newspaper item (not a contemporary one), include at the very minimum the following:

  • Name of newspaper,
  • Location in which it was published,
  • Date of publication.

Those above items are essential. Ideally also include the following:

  • Website where you found it–if publication was online. If newspaper was on microfilm so state.
  • Page the item was on.
  • Date you obtained the image.

Citation geeks will take me to task for this post. But if you have the first three things and need to get an academically completely correct citation for one reason or another it can be done. If you don’t have the first three things, that process is significantly more difficult.

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