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Chicago Citation Style : Articles

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 16th edition.

About Citing Journal/Magazine Articles

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing articles.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.

Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.

Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Situations this Section Covers

This section will cover the following examples:

For more examples and information, consult The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) located at the Ask Here Desk in the Library.

DOIs (p. 656-659)

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string that is used to identify a certain source (typically journal articles).

Example: doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305

If a DOI is listed on an electronic source it is included in the reference.  When there is a choice between using a DOI or a URL, it is recommended that a DOI be used (p. 657).    

For more information on DOIs and how they pertain to journal articles, check out pages 664 to 665 and 733 to 734 of the The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.).

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