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Chicago Citations (17th ed.): C. Magazine Article

This guide will help you use Chicago style for citations.

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 (17th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Magazine Article (pp. 837-838)

Note that magazine titles are capitalized headline-style regardless of the original capitalization used by the magazine.

General Format 
Full Note:

1. Author First Name and/or Initial Surname, "Article Title," Magazine Title, Issue Date, page #.

Concise Note: 

2. Author Surname, "Article Title," page #.


Author Surname, First Name and/or Initial. "Article Title." Magazine Title, Issue Date.

Full Note:

1. Carol Ezzell, "Care for a Dying Continent," Scientific American, May 2000, 32.

Concise Note:

2. Ezzell, "Care for a Dying Continent," 32.


Ezzell, Carol. "Care for a Dying Continent." Scientific American, May 2000.

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