Roadmap to Referencing

for use with Harvard-UniSA Style referencing

Electronic

Online news article

: Online news article

Description: Article on a news or magazine-style website

Notes

  • Types of online news articles include those from news, entertainment, lifestyle or opinion sites such as The Australian, The Huffington Post, Time, Salon et al.
  • Reference these like a print newspaper or print magazine article with date of publication, and also include date viewed and URL.
  • If a newspaper article has no author, cite the name of the newspaper as the author and include the specific date of publication in brackets in-text.
  • Omit initial The in English language newspaper titles, e.g. The Canberra Times.
  • Reference these like a print newspaper article with date of publication, and also include date viewed and URL.

In-text citation

Format and layout:
Author's family name OR Authoring body (year, page number if applicable)
(Author's family name OR Authoring body year, page number if applicable)
Examples
Day (2012) suggests...
...marked trends (Day 2012).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:
Author's family name, Initial(s) OR Authoring body year, 'Title of article', Title of news or magazine site, date of publication OR volume and issue, page numbers if applicable, viewed date, <URL>.
Examples
Day, K 2012, 'Can social media predict the US election?', Telegraph, 5 November, viewed 7 November 2012, <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9657081/Can-social-media-predict-the-US-election.html>.
Walsh, B 2012, 'Climate change and Sandy: why we need to prepare for a warmer world', Time, 30 October, viewed 5 November 2012, <http://science.time.com/2012/10/30/climate-change-and-sandy-why-we-need-to-prepare-for-a-warmer-world/>.
Williams, MA 2012, 'Romney's concession speech was not gracious', Salon, 7 November, viewed 10 November 2012, <http://www.salon.com/2012/11/07/romneys_concession_speech_was_not_gracious/>.