How to Cite Electronic Journals in Chicago Style

In our citation examples we use the following color coding:

  • Red – Author
  • Blue – Title of book/article/charter/webpage
  • Pink – Date
  • Orange – Website/Publisher
  • Turquoise – Place of publication
  • Green – Title of journal
  • Black – Volume/Issue
  • Sienna – Pages
  • Gray – URL/database/website where the source is retrieved
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If there is no DOI, it is acceptable to use URL in order to link the article to your work. If you possess both URL and DOI, always use the latter.

Cliff, Amy Fish. “’What Are We Doing Here’: Eastern Cherokee Civil Authorities and Sovereign Territorial Rights.” American Indian Quarterly 36, no. 2 (2013): 234-269. doi: /1d11d977-389e.

Footnote citation:

1. Amy Fish Cliff, “’What Are We Doing Here’: Eastern Cherokee Civil Authorities and Sovereign Territorial Rights,” American Indian Quarterly 36, no. 2 (2013): 234-269, doi: /1d11d977-389e.

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“Higher Education in the Hi-Tech Age: Higher Education Leadership Forum.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 52, no. 16 (2005): 105-107. doi: /1001oi567.

Footnote citation

1. “Higher Education in the Hi-Tech Age: Higher Education Leadership Forum,” The Chronicle of Higher Education 52, no. 16 (2005): 105-107, doi: /1001oi567.

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“Trump is Going to Ruin America.” BBC, January 17, 2017. Accessed January 20, 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/389742289.

Footnote citation

1. “Trump is Going to Ruin America,” BBC, January17, 2017, accessed January 20, 2017, http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/389742289.

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Mace, Lina. “Visiting Professor Lectures on Painting.” Exponent (West Lafayette, IN), October 26, 2011. http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_6gh3a2814-cd52-5f16-87b3-7c013123133e8f.html.

Footnote citation

1. Lina Mace, “Visiting Professor Lectures on Painting,” Exponent (West Lafayette, IN), October 26, 2011, http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_6gh3a2814-cd52-5f16-87b3-7c013123133e8f.html.

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