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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: F. Newspaper 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.

Newspaper Article

For newspaper articles, follow the basic citation pattern used for citing magazine articles. For Notes-Biblography style, newspaper articles are usually only cited in the notes and only included in the bibliography list if it is critical to your argument and/or frequently cited in your paper. Omit page numbers and try to clarify which edition you used (i.e. final edition, Wyoming edition, etc) (p. 186).
For Author-Date style, omit page numbers in the parenthetical citation and for the reference list, follow the basic format used in citing magazine articles. Also, if possible, include the newspaper edition for clarification purposes (pp. 250-1).
General Format
 Notes-Bibliography Style (pp. 186-187):
      Note Number. Author First Name/Initial Author Last Name, "Title of Article: Subtitle of Article," NewspaperTitle, Date of Publication.
      Bibliographic Entry (necessary if citation is critical to your argument or frequently cited in your paper):
      5. Christopher O. Ward, letter to the editor, New York Times, August 28, 2011.

      Bibliographic Entry (if necessary):


General Format
Author-Date Style (pp. 250-251)
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Author Last Name Year)
      Reference List Entry:
      Parenthetical Entry:

      (Ward 2011)

      Reference List Entry:

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