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MLA Style (9th ed.)

Online Newspapers & Magazines


Author's Last Name, Given Name(s). "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper, Day Month. Year, pp. page-page. Name of Database, URL.


Works Cited

In-Text Citation

National Newspaper, from library database

If the city is not included in the name of a local newspaper, add the city in [square brackets] after the name of the newspaper.

Barlow, Scott. "Three Strategic Recommendations to Combat Expected Market Volatility." Globe & Mail [Toronto], 7 July 2022, p. B10. Gale Academic OneFile,


Local Newspaper, from public website

If an article is contained on one page only, omit the page number in the in-text citation.

Spurr, Ben. "Should Your Cat be on a Leash? Toronto Eyes New Limits on Outdoor Pets." Toronto Star, 7 July 2022.


Magazine, from public website

Bethune, Brian. "Margaret Atwood Recasts The Tempest Inside a Prison." MacLeans, 7 Oct. 2016,


How to cite

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.