Can you explain more about using in-text citations with Internet articles and newspapers?

If you are paraphrase a passage from an Internet article, such as the one by Sharon Jacobsen, you can refer to the writer’s last name, title of article, and Internet site.  For example, According to Jacobsen in her article Plastic Bag Pollution, our environment is becoming more and more polluted with plastic bags (daw.laccounty.gov).

If you are paraphrasing from a newspaper you can use the same format.  But instead of entering a website, enter the name of newspaper. If you do not know the writer’s name, you can refer to the article with the name of newspaper in parentheses.  Such as, In the article, Plastic Pollution, the writer illustrates the growing need for immediate action (Helsinki Time).

In both cases, dates, volume number, and other information will come at the end of the article under Works Cited.  We will cover that in another course. 

You can also, write the date if it needs to be emphasized. Such as, In the article, Plastic Pollution, published September17, 2019, the writer illustrates the growing need for immediate action (Helsinki Time).