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APA 6th Edition

Please take the approach suggested in "How do I cite two or more resources by the same author that were published in the same year in APA style?": In your references, order the resources with the same author and publication date alphabetically by the title of the article (excluding "a" or "the"). Then, using the order determined by the alphabetization of the resources by title, attach a lower-case letter to the year to distinguish between resources. For example:

Lastname, A. (2012a, September 22). An article in a newspaper. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com

  • In-text citation: (Lastname, 2012a, p. A3)

Lastname, A. (2012b, September 22). Bees need help this fall. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com

  • In-text citation: (Lastname, 2012b, p. B5)

Lastname, A. (2012c, September 22). Canada looks to the next Stanley Cup. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com

  • In-text citation: (Lastname, 2012c, p. C8)

If your resource isn't dated, append the lowercase letters to n.d.: n.d.-a, n.d.-b. In your in-text citations, please make sure that you're using the same lowercase letter to identify resources as you did in your references. With this system in mind, the citation would take the form of (Lastname, n.d.-a, p. C4). The day the newspaper was published isn't necessary in the citation - only the year needs to be provided.

For more information on the correct referencing format for print or online newspaper articles, please see page 200 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)

APA 7th Edition

Please take the approach suggested in How Do I Cite Two or More Resources by the Same Author That Were Published in the Same Year in APA Style?. In your references, order the resources with the same author and publication date alphabetically by the title of the article (excluding "a" or "the"). Then, using the order determined by the alphabetization of the resources by title, attach a lower-case letter to the year to distinguish between resources. For example:

Lastname, A. (2018a, September 22). An article in a newspaper. The Globe and Mail. https://XXXXX

  • In-text citation: (Lastname, 2018a, para. X)

Lastname, A. (2018b, September 22). Bees need help this fall. The Globe and Mail. https://XXXX

  • In-text citation: (Lastname, 2018b, para. X)

Lastname, A. (2018c, September 22). Canada looks to the next Grey Cup. The Globe and Mail. https://XXXX

  • In-text citation: (Lastname, 2018c, para. X)

If your resource isn't dated, you can append the lowercase letters to n.d.: n.d.-a, n.d.-b. In your in-text citations, please make sure that you're using the same lowercase letter to identify resources as you did in your references. With this system in mind, the citation would be (Lastname, n.d.-a, para. X). The day the newspaper was published isn't necessary in the citation - only the year needs to be provided.

For more information on the correct referencing format for print or online newspaper articles, please see page 320 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).