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Chicago Footnote Referencing - Theology students: Newspaper/Magazines

This guide provides information on how to reference using the Chicago Footnote referencing style. PLEASE NOTE: counselling and education students should use APA referencing style.

Page numbers for newspapers and magazines

Page numbers may usually be omitted from newspaper references. When citing articles from weekend supplements and other special sections, specific page references may be beneficial.

How to reference newspaper articles

Footnote

1st citation 

First name Surname, "Title of newspaper article: Subtitle," Title of newspaper, Month Date, Year, page number(s). 

Jim Yardley and Simon Romero, “Liberation Theology gets Second Look in Pope Francis' focus on Poor,” Sydney Morning Herald, May 30, 2015, 54.

 

Subsequent citations

Surname, "Shortened title of newspaper article," page number(s).

Yardley and Romero, “Liberation Theology gets Second Look,” 54.

 

Bibliography

Surname, First name.  "Title of newspaper article: Subtitle." Title of newspaper, Month Date, Year.  

Yardley Jim, and Simon Romero. “Liberation Theology gets Second Look in Pope Francis' focus on Poor.” Sydney Morning Herald, May 30, 2015.

 

Footnote

1st citation 

First name Surname, "Title of newspaper article: Subtitle," Title of newspaper, Month Date, Year, URL

Zach Hope, “'A new energy': Back to church for the tiny flock made whole by refugees,” The Sydney Morning Herald, June 6, 2020, https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/a-new-energy-back-to-church-for-the-tiny-flock-made-whole-by-refugees-20200604-p54zq8.html.

 

Subsequent citations

Surname, "Shortened title of newspaper article." 

Hope, “A new energy.”

 

Bibliography

Surname, First name.  "Title of newspaper article: Subtitle." Title of newspaper, Month Date, Year. URL

Hope, Zach. “'A new energy': Back to church for the tiny flock made whole by refugees.” The Sydney Morning Herald. June 6, 2020. https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/a-new-energy-back-to-church-for-the-tiny-flock-made-whole-by-refugees-20200604-p54zq8.html.

 

 

NB: If no author is identified begin the citation with the article title

Footnote

1st citation 

"Title of newspaper article: Subtitle," Title of newspaper, Month Date, Year, URL if applicable

“David Simmons to focus on theology following NRL retirement,” Daily Telegraph, September 3, 2015, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/david-simmons-to-focus-on-theology-following-nrl-retirement/story-fni3gfvk-1227510512966.

 

Subsequent citations

"Shortened title of newspaper article." 

“David Simmons to focus on theology following NRL retirement.”

 

Bibliography

Title of newspaper. "Title of newspaper article: Subtitle." Month Date, Year. URL if applicable.

Daily Telegraph. “David Simmons to focus on theology following NRL retirement.” September 3, 2015. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/david-simmons-to-focus-on-theology-following-nrl-retirement/story-fni3gfvk-1227510512966.

Journals vs Magazines

Chicago Manual of Style makes a distinction between journals and magazines:

  • A journal refers to a scholarly or professional periodical available normally by subscription (either print or online)
  • A magazine refers to a weekly or monthly periodical that is more accessible to general readers such as through bookstore or newsagent.

How to reference magazines

Footnote

1st citation 

First name Surname, "Title of magazine article: Subtitle," Title of magazine, Month Year, page number(s). 

Tim Beardsley, “Where Science and Religion Meet,” Scientific American, February 1998, 18.

 

Subsequent citations

Surname, "Shortened title of magazine article," page number(s).

Beardsley, “Where Science and Religion Meet,” 19.

 

Bibliography

Surname, First name. "Title of magazine article: Subtitle." Title of magazine, Month Year.  

Beardsley, Tim. “Where Science and Religion Meet.” Scientific American, February 1998.

 

Footnote

1st citation 

First name Surname, "Title of magazine article: Subtitle," Title of magazine, Month Year, URL.

Brian Handwerk, “Gospel of Judas pages endured long, strange journey,” National Geographic, April 2006, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2006/04/gospel-judas-pages-long-strange-journey/.

 

Subsequent citations

Surname, "Shortened title of magazine article." 

Handwerk, “Gospel of Judas.”

 

Bibliography

Surname, First name. "Title of magazine article: Subtitle." Title of magazine, Month Year, URL.

Handwerk, Brian. “Gospel of Judas pages endured long, strange journey.” National Geographic. April 2006. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2006/04/gospel-judas-pages-long-strange-journey/.

 

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