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Referencing a newspaper in Chicago or Turabian format

The most basic entry for a newspaper consists of the author name(s), article title, newspaper name, and publication date. For an article written by two or more authors, list them in order as they appear in the newspaper. Only the first author's name should be reversed, while the others are written in normal order. Separate author names by a comma. The full article title, which is followed by a period, should be placed within quotation marks. Although Chicago and Turabian style traditionally uses the headline style of capitalizing the first letter of each word in the title, sentence style is also acceptable as long as it remains consistent. The article title is followed by the name of the magazine, which is italicized. Place a comma after the magazine name.

The article title is followed by the name of the newspaper, which is italicized and followed by a comma. Omit any introductory articles (e.g. A, An, The) from the name of the newspaper. If the publication city is not in the newspaper name, add it, in parentheses (and italics, if it's a North American newspaper), to the end of the newspaper name. If the publication city shares its name with other cities or the location of the publication city is unclear, include the state/province name, in parentheses and italics, after the city within the newspaper name.

Example:
Last Name, First Name. Article title. Magazine Title, Month Date, Year of publication.

If the newspaper article was accessed online, include the web address of the article, and then place the word "accessed", along with the date on which you accessed the website (written in the format of "month day, year") in parentheses.

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