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Chicago Style Guide, for 16th Edition: Journal Article

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Introduction

         Bibliographic citations of journal articles require some or all of the following elements. Remember that each element is separated by a period (unless shown otherwise below):

  1. Full name(s) of authors (Lastname, Firstname. All other authors Firstname Lastname).

  2. Title and subtitle of article or column, with all major words capitalized(surrounded by quotation marks)

  3. Title of periodical with all major words capitalized (in italicized characters), issue information (volume title and/or number) and publication date in parentheses and ended with a colon afterwards “(month, year):”.

  4. URL or DOI (for online publications).

 

As with all other citations, the publication date of the reference will be placed directly after the title when using Author-Date style.

Basic Layout

(Footnote/Endnote)

Author Lastname, Firstname. “Article Title: Subtitle.” Title of Journal vol. title, vol. # (Publication Month, Year):
         page numbers. URL or DOI.

(Author-Date)

Author Lastname, Firstname. Year. “Article Title: Subtitle.” Title of Journal vol. title, vol. # (Publication Month):
         page numbers. URL or DOI.



Examples

Physical Journal

Olson, Hope A. “Codes, Costs, and Critiques: The Organization of Information in Library Quarterly, 1931-2004.”
         Library Quarterly 76, no. 1 (2006): 20.

Olson, Hope A. 2006. “Codes, Costs, and Critiques: The Organization of Information in Library Quarterly,
         1931-2004.” Library Quarterly 76, no. 1: 20.

 

Online-Accessed Journal

Lewis, Judith. “’Tis a Misfortune to Be a Great Ladie’: Maternal Mortality in the British Aristocracy, 1558-1959.”
         Journal of British Studies 37, no. 1 (1998): 26-53. http://www.jstor.org/stable/176034.

Lewis, Judith. 1998. “’Tis a Misfortune to Be a Great Ladie’: Maternal Mortality in the British Aristocracy,
         1558-1959.” Journal of British Studies 37, no. 1: 26-53. http://www.jstor.org/stable/176034.