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Citing Archives: Newspapers

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A credit line must be given for the publication, exhibition, presentation, or use of reproductions from the NBCA. Credit line to be written in the manner as follows:

Northern BC Archives, UNBC Accession No. ______.

Citing Newspapers

Chicago Style


  1. “The Greatest Marine Disaster in History,” The Globe (Toronto), April 16, 1912,


“The Greatest Marine Disaster in History.” The Globe (Toronto). April 16, 1912.

Author-Date In-text:

(The Globe 1912)

Author-Date Bibliography:

The Globe (Toronto). 1912. “The Greatest Marine Disaster in History.” April 16, 1912.

In newspaper articles with no author, the newspaper title takes the place of the author. Otherwise the format would be:

Author, A. (Year). "Article Title." Newspaper title (City if not in newspaper title). Date of article. URL


In-text citation:

(“Greatest Marine Disaster,” 1912)


The Greatest Marine Disaster in History. (1912, April 16). The Globe, pp. 1-2. Retrieved from

If the newspaper article has an author then the format would be: Author. A. (Year, Month Day). Article Title. Newspaper Title. Retrieved from URL.


In-text citation:

(“Titanic Disaster”)


Author, A. “Article Title.” Newspaper Title [City if not in newspaper title] Day Month Year: page number(s). Medium. Date accessed (if from web)

"The Titanic Disaster." Times [London] 16 Apr. 1912: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 27 Nov. 2017.

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