Guide: How to reference a newspaper in Harvard style

Use the following template to cite a newspaper using the Harvard citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Harvard style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


[Author surname], [Initial]. [Year of publication]. [Article title]. [Newspaper title], [Day and month of issue], pp.[Pages used].


Arthur, C. 2010. Smartphones head to 'tipping point'. The Guardian, 11th July, pp.12.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


([Author surname], [Year of publication])


The study shows that a PC will generally have sufficient power whereas a mobile device will be limited (Arthur, 2010)