Referencing an online newspaper article in the Harvard style

Referencing can be an especially difficult part of writing an essay or dissertation. Once you have finished writing your work it can be a chore to then have to ensure that all the references are done in the proper manner. Different types of source require different elements and these elements are arranged in a particular way for each type of reference.

Newspaper articles found in online newspapers are a particularly common type of reference in the Internet age, and Harvard is one of the most common referencing systems.

Therefore, I shall demonstrate the required components for this type of reference and the order in which they should be presented:

Author or corporate author, Year. Title of document or page. Name of newspaper, [type of medium] Additional date information if necessary. Available at: url [Accessed date].


Here are some examples:

Jha, A., 2012. Celebrities taken to task in annual round-up of scientific nonsense. The Guardian, [online] Available at: <> [Accessed on 28 December 2012].


Fahey, J., 2012. BBC faces investigation after giving 200 senior managers ‘excessively generous’ £100,000 pay-offs. The Independent, [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 28 December 2012].


In-text references for the above examples would read:

(Jha, 2012)

(Fahey, 2003)


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