Search databases to find newspaper articles. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
The New York Times
A Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. newspaper which publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. View different forms of access through FSC.
The Wall Street Journal, 1984-present
A leading financial newspaper for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.
A national financial publication for business, finance, and economics news.
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989-present
A national newspaper featuring news, advice, and jobs for people in academe: college and university faculty members and administrators.
Search across four newspaper databases:
Black Newspapers: A selection of esteemed Black newspapers from across the U.S., 1989-present.
National Newspapers Premier: Local, regional, and national newspapers from across the U.S., 1985-present
The New York Times: Articles from The New York Times, 1980-present
The Wall Street Journal: Articles from The Wall Street Journal, 1984-present
Newspaper Source Plus
Articles from over 860 newspapers around the world. U.S. titles include San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and more. Also included are TV and radio news transcripts.
Regional Business News
Articles from business newspapers throughout the U.S., including Crain's New York Business, Westchester County Business Journal, and more.
Access additional newspapers, including Newsday, via your local public library:
The following databases include newspaper articles in addition to other resources:
Academic Search Complete
Information across many academic subjects. Limit results by publication type: Newspaper.
Information across many controversial and current subjects. Search results include newspaper articles.
Research in Context
Information across many academic subjects. Search results include newspaper articles.
Canadian Reference Centre
Articles from a variety of resources including leading Canadian newspapers such as the Canadian Press, The Guelph Mercury, The Hamilton Spectator, La Presse Canadienne (en Francais), The Record, The Toronto Star, and more.
Overviews of topics featuring a variety of resources, including The New York Times and BBC News.
Legal and business information, including newspaper articles from national and international publications.
LGBT Life with Full Text
Articles from important and historically significant LGBT publications, including regional newspapers.
Search databases to find historical newspaper articles. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
New York Times
Archived articles from the New York Times. View different forms of access through FSC.
Articles from Harper’s Weekly, a NYC-based newspaper known for its illustrations. This time period includes pro-Union coverage of the Civil War.
Historical newspapers throughout the U.S., 1789-1924.
New York State Historic Newspapers
Historical newspapers organized by counties throughout NYS, including Long Island.
Access to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1955, Brooklyn Life 1890-1924, and Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society 1924-1931 via Brooklyn Public Library
Hundreds of historical newspapers throughout NYS. View MS Excel file on the FAQ page for coverage details.
Access the following FSC publications via New York Heritage Digital Collections:
Citing Sources in MLA Style
See below for basic guidelines and examples of MLA citation style.
Test your knowledge of MLA format with this quiz.
Why you need to cite sources:
- Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
- The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
- Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
- Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.
In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.
- MLA citation style uses the author-page method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text.
- Last names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
In-Text Citation Examples
Example 1. Writers should ask questions that will result in interesting answers (Zinsser 100).
Example 2. Zinsser notes that writers should ask questions about interesting experiences in their subjects' lives (100).
Example 3. Writers should ask their subjects "questions that will elicit answers about what is most interesting or vivid in their lives" (Zinsser 100).
In-Text Citations vs. Works Cited Page
In text citations are brief, providing only some information about the resource being referenced. These citations must match up to a full citation in the Works Cited page.
In text citations show readers where to find more information, by directing them to an entry in the Works Cited page. The Works Cited page provides much more information about the resource, so readers will be able to locate it and consult the original source.
Example 1. The above in-text citations correspond to the following full citation, which would appear in the Works Cited page:
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Harper Collins, 1976.
Works Cited Page
The Works Cited page lists complete citations which correspond to in-text citations. The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in your Works Cited page.
- Separate page labeled “Works Cited,” double-spaced, same margins, etc. as rest of paper.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
- Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
- Authors' names are inverted (last name, first name; middle name/initial).
- If a work has no known author, use a shortened version of the title.
Capitalization and Punctuation
- Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles (the, an), prepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle, e.g. Gone with the Wind.
- Use italics (instead of underlining) for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, articles).
Works Cited Page Examples
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.
Example: Zinsser, William. On Writing Well. The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. HarperCollins, 1976.
Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, volume number, issue number, Date Month Year,
pages, Database, DOI or URL.
Note: include the URL if there is no DOI
Example: Matsumura, Lindsay Clare, et al. "Classroom Writing Tasks and Students' Analytic Text-Based Writing" Reading
Research Quarterlr, vol. 50, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2015, pp. 417-38. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson), doi:10. 1002/rrq.110.
A Page on a Website / Web document
List as much of the following information as possible (you sometimes have to hunt around to find the information).
Author Last Name, First Name/Organization. ''Title of Page" Name of Website, Date of Publication, URL, Date Accessed.
Example: Rodburg, Maxi ne, and Tutors of the Writing Center at Harvard University. "Developing a Thesis." Harvard University,
1999, writingcenter.fas harvard edu/pages/developing-thesis. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.
Author (s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages
Example: Fani, Anthony "Tips For College Students Searching For Internships" Philadelphia Tribune, 18 Oct. 2016, p. 14.
Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style. Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. If the author’s name is the same as the uploader, only cite the author once. If the author is different from the uploader, cite the author’s name before the title.
McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdzy9bWW3E.
NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.
- Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (MLA).
- NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
- When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.
For more details and examples of MLA citation style, visit the following websites:
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- The MLA Style Center
- The Writer’s Handbook: MLA Documentation Guide (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Plagiarism.org: How Do I Cite Sources?
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