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Chicago Citation Style 17th Edition

A guide to using Chicago Style for assignments

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

Journal Article from a Database

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Journal Article from a Database (pp. 833)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, "Article Title," Journal Title Volume, no. Issue (Year): page #, DOI OR URL of journal article web page OR Name of database.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Article Title," page #.

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume, no. Issue (Year): Page range of article. DOI OR URL of journal article web page OR Name of database.

Example

Full Note:
1.  Valerie Bunce, "Rethinking Recent Democritization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience," World Politics 55, no. 2 (2003): 168, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25054217.  

Shortened Note:
2. Bunce, "Rethinking Recent Democritization," 168.

Bibliography: 
Bunce, Valerie. "Rethinking Recent Democritization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience." World Politics 55, no. 2 (2003): 167-192. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25054217.

Tip: If you viewed a journal article in its print format, your note would end after the page number, and your Bibliography entry would end after you provide the page range of the article (pp. 833).

Magazine Article

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Magazine Article (pp. 837-8)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, "Article Title," Magazine Title, Month Day, Year, URL.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Article Title," paragraph #.

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name. "Article Title." Magazine Title, Month Day, Year. URL.

Example

Full Note:
1. Jason G. Goldman, "Lizards Learn a Silly Walk after Losing Their Tail," Scientific American, December 1, 2017, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lizards-learn-a-silly-walk-after-losing-their-tail/.

Shortened Note:
2. Goldman, "Lizards Learn a Silly Walk after Losing Their Tail," para. 3.

Bibliography:
Goldman, Jason G. "Lizards Learn a Silly Walk after Losing Their Tail." Scientific American, December 1, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lizards-learn-a-silly-walk-after-losing-their-tail/.

 

Tip: If you view a magazine article online, include the URL of the article's web page in your reference (p. 838).

Newspaper Article

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Newspaper Article (pp. 838-42)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, "Article Title," Newspaper Title, Month Day, Year.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Article Title." 

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, Month Day, Year.

Example

Full Note:
1. Laurie Goodstein and William Glaberson, "The Well-Marked Roads to Homicidal Rage," New York Times, April 10, 2000, national edition, sec. 1.

Shortened Note:
2. Goodstein and Glaberson, "The Well-Marked Roads."

Bibliography: 
Goodstein, Laurie, and William Glaberson. "The Well-Marked Roads to Homicidal Rage." New York Times, April 10, 2000, national edition, sec. 1.

Tip: If you view a newspaper article online, include the URL of the article's web page in your reference (p. 839).