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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: A. Basic Journal Article

This guide will help you cite sources in the Turabian/Chicago Style.

About Citing Articles

For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for both the Notes-Bibliography and the Author-Date style options of Turabian.

This information and several of the examples were drawn from A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (9th edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.

DOIs (pp. 141; 148; 220)

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 because they are more stable than most URLs. 


Append the DOI to in your citation. In addition, be sure to include that date you accessed the online source according to which style you are using: Bibliography style or Reference List style (p. 141).


For more information on DOIs and how they pertain to journal articles, check out pages 141, 148, and 220 of the Turabian Manual (9th ed.).

Basic Journal Article

Journal articles are cited differently than magazine articles so it is important to know the difference. Journals contain scholarly or professional content and usually have the word "journal" in the title. Articles in a journal will also include citations. Some journals are available online or through the Library's databases.
In the note or in-text citation, list the specific page numbers consulted. In the corresponding bibliography or reference list entry, list the page range for the entire article.
General Format
 Notes-Bibliography Style (pp. 148; 182-185):
      Note Number. Author First Name/Initial Author Last Name, "Title of Article: Subtitle of Article," JournalTitle: Journal Subtitle Volume Number, Issue Number (Date of Publication): XX-XX. URL.
      Bibliographic Entry:
      4. Alexandra Bogren, "Gender and Alcohol: The Swedish Press Debate," Journal of Gender Studies 20, no. 2 (June 2011): 156. URL.

      Bibliographic Entry:‚Äč

Brogren, Alexander. "Gender and Alcohol: The Swedish Press Debate." Journal of Gender Studies20, no. 2 (June 2011): 155-69. URL.
General Format
Author-Date Style (pp. 220; 246-249)
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Author Last Name Year, XX-XX)
      Reference List Entry:
      Parenthetical Entry:

      (Bogren 2011, 156)

      Reference List Entry:

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