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This guide explains how to cite periodical sources from Databases, such as journal articles.

How to Cite a Periodical from a Database in Chicago


Last name, First name. "Article Title." Periodical Title Volume, no. Issue (Year of publication). Page-page. doi:xxxx OR s le URL of Database.


Kinney, Joe. "Addressing Global Warming." Environmental Health Perspectives 111, no. 3 (2003). A144. doi: 10.2307/3455574.

Keep in mind:

  • When citing magazines, oftentimes the month and year of publication is sufficient (volume, issue
  • Choose the type of source found in the Database.
  • Include a s le URL of the Database if no doi is available (e.g.,

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