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Chicago style guide: Newspaper

Chicago Style Guide

Citing a newspaper

If the city where the newspaper is published is not part of the name of the paper, include it in parentheses, i.e. Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.). Do not cite the city separately if it is part of the name, i.e New York Times does not require the city in parentheses.
 
A print newspaper article with an author
Note

1. Carl Hulse and Robert Pear, "Higher Limit for U.S. Insurance on Deposits," New York Times, October 1, 2008, national edition.

Bibliography

Hulse, Carl, and Robert Pear. "Higher Limit for U.S. Insurance on Deposits." New York Times, October 1, 2008, national edition.

 
A print newspaper article with no author
Note

2. "Developments in North Africa and Across the Middle East," New York Times, April 4, 2011.

Bibliography

New York Times. "Developments in North Africa and Across the Middle East." April 4, 2011.

  Note that the name of the newspaper goes in the author position if there is no stated author.
 
A print newspaper article found in a subscription database
Note

3. Laura Olson, "New York City Braces as Hurricane Heads Up East Coast," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 27, 2011, EBSCO Newspaper Source.

Bibliography

Olson, Laura. "New York City Braces as Hurricane Heads Up East Coast." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 27, 2011. EBSCO Newspaper Source.

 
An article from a newspaper that is only published online
Note

4. Warren Richie, "US Supreme Court Opens, Likely to Wade into Health Care Debate," Christian Science Monitor, October 2, 2011, http://www.csmonitor.com.

Bibliography

Richie, Warren."US Supreme Court Opens, Likely to Wade into Health Care Debate." Christian Science Monitor, October 2, 2011. http://www.csmonitor.com.

  If the url is overly long it is ok to shorten it to the home page.
 

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