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Chicago Style Guide, for 17th Edition

Journal Articles


         Journals will commonly form the backbone of your research literature. Foot/Endnotes should always include enough information for a reader to find the resource (either physically or digitally). Notes for physical and electronic journals are structured the same except for the addition of a URL or DOI for online versions.

Note-style citations of journals require some or all of the following elements:

  1. Author: Full name(s) of authors (Firstname Middlename Lastname).
  2. Article Title: and subtitle of article or column, with all major words capitalized(surrounded by quotation marks)
  3. Journal Title: all major words capitalized (in italicized characters) [no comma after title information].
  4. Volume/Issue: information (volume number, no. [issue number])
  5. Publication date: in parentheses and ended with a colon “(month, year):”.
  6. Page numbers: (where appropriate).
  7. Access date: (for online publications
  8. URL/ DOI: (for online publications).

Basic Layout

[indented tab]1. Author Firstname Lastname, “Article Title:Subtitle,” Title of Journal volume #, no. [Issue number] (Publication Month, Year): page numbers, access date, URL/DOI.


Physical Journal

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

          2. Kimberly Jensen, "A Base Hospital Is Not a Coney Island Dance Hall," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 26, no. 2(June 2005): 211

Online-Accessed Journal

          3. Judith Lewis, “’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,

          4. David Meban, “Temple Building, Primus Language, and the Proem to Virgil’s Third Georgic,” Classical Philology 103, no. 2 (2008): 135, doi:10.10.86/590066.

          5. Martin Kitchen, "The German Invasion of Canada in the First World War," International History Review 7, no. 2 (June 1985): 248,