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Chicago/Turabian Format Style Guide: Magazine Articles

This guide will assist in writing papers using the Chicago or Turabian style in the correct format as well as creating citations.

Notes-Bibliography Style

Magazine articles are cited similarly to journal articles, but dates and page numbers are treated differently.

Cite magazine articles by date only, even if they are numbered by volume and issue.  Do not enclose the date in parentheses.  If citing a specific passage, include its page number in your note, but you may exclude page numbers in your bibliography.  Use a comma, not a colon, to separate the page numbers from the date of issue.

If you are citing a department or column that appears regularly, do not enclose it in quotation marks.

Include a URL for online articles.  There will typically be no page numbers for online articles.  Comments on online articles are cited like comments on blog posts.


Magazine Article


1. Jill Lepore, "The Woman Card," New Yorker, June 27, 2016, 23.


Lepore, Jill. "The Woman Card." New Yorker, June 27, 2016.


Recurring Column


2. Barbara Wallraff, Word Court, Atlantic Monthly, June 2005, 128.


Online Article


3. Gabriel Roth, "Old England's Overthrow," Slate, June 24, 2016,

4. Michael K. Williams, interview by Eliana Dockterman, Time, July 25, 2016, Ebscohost.


Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. "The Coddling of the American Mind." Atlantic, September 2015.