Guide: How to cite a Newspaper in Harvard style

Guide: How to cite a Newspaper in Harvard style

Cite A Newspaper in Harvard style

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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, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, [online] p.Pages Used. Available at: http://Website URL [Accessed Date Accessed].


Syal, R. (2013). Abandoned NHS IT system has cost £10bn so far. Then Gaurdian, [online] p.1. Available at: [Accessed 19 Oct. 2014].

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Successive ministers and civil servants have been blamed by committee members for the NHS project, which has been described as the biggest IT failure ever seen. Bacon, who has co-written a book on failing government projects, said that the NHS's particular problems stem from the original contracts signed before 2002. (Syal, 2013)

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