52 Chicago: Article Citation

The basic elements for a bibliographic citation for articles from a database consist of:

  • Author
  • Title and (if available) subtitle of the article
  • Publishing information: Title of the journal, volume and (if available) issue number, page numbers, Database name, https://doi.org/xxxxx (if available)
  • Date

You usually find this information in the article details provided by the database or somewhere on the first page of the article.


Citation elements:


What does DOI mean?

The DOI (digital object identifier) will lead the reader to a stable webpage. It is a system that was developed so the reader would not encounter a broken link. If an article has a DOI, then you do not need to include the database name. If an article does not have a DOI, then include the database name instead. 


Chicago Basic Article Template for Bibliographic Citations

Author last name, Full Given Names. “Title: Subtitle of the Article.” Title of the Journal, volume  #, issue no. # (if available) (Date): page #-page #. https://doi.org/xxxxx (if available). 


Bibliographic Citation for this Article

Raskind, Ilana G., Regine Haardörfer, and Carla J. Berg. “Food Insecurity, Psychosocial Health and Academic Performance among College and University Students in Georgia, USA.” Public Health Nutrition 22, no. 3 (2019):476-485. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018003439.


How would a footnote look like for this article? Click below to see an example for a paraphrase.



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