A newsletter is a circulated publication that distributes information, often informal, among a certain group of people. Because of the informal nature of a newsletter, some people overlook the fact that they must be cited just like any other source. The correct format for citing a newsletter will depend on whether you are using the American Psychological Association, APA, or the Modern Language Association, MLA, style guidelines. APA style does not specify specific guidelines for newsletters. It is best to use the general form for citing an article within a periodical.
Citing a Newsletter Article in APA Style
List the name of the author. List the last name first, then a comma, and then the author's first initial.
List the year of publication in parentheses, followed by a period.
List the full title of the article, followed by a period. Only the first letter of the first word of the title should be capitalized.
Sustainable leadership in corporate communities.
List the title of the newsletter in italics, followed by a comma.
List the volume number in italics, followed by the issue number in parentheses. Place a comma after this information. The issue number should not be italicized.
If the newsletter you are citing does not have a volume or issue number, skip this step.
List the page or pages on which the article appears, followed by a period.
Ensure that the citation appears in the following format:
Oldman, G. (2001). Sustainable leadership in corporate communities. The Weekly, 45(3), 1-2.
Remember to italicize the title of the newsletter you are citing, as well as the volume number.
Citing a Newsletter Article in MLA Style
List the name of the author, followed by a period. This information should be listed in a last name, first name format.
List the title of the article inside quotation marks and followed by a period.
"Sustainable Leadership in Corporate Communities."
List the title of the newsletter in italics.
List the date of publication, followed by a colon. Be as specific as possible. If possible, provide the year, month, and day.
11 Nov. 2001:
List the page or pages on which the article appears followed by a period.
List the medium of publication, followed by a period. For a newsletter, this information should appear as follows:
Make sure that the citation appears in the following format:
Oldman, Gary. "Sustainable Leadership in Corporate Communities." The Weekly 11 Nov. 2001: 1-2. Print.
Remember to italicize the title of the newsletter.
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