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Music Citations: Turabian/Chicago Style: Magazines and Newspapers

This guide will assist with formatting music citations using the Turabian/Chicago style. For more info, consult Turabian Manual: MUS REFPN203.T8 2007 or consult Chicago Manual online at:

Magazine Articles : Turabian 17.3

B: Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Magazine, Month ##, Year.

N: 1FirstName LastName, “Article Title.” Magazine, Month ##, Year, page.

  • Magazine articles consulted online should include a URL or the name of the commercial database. Typically there will be no page number to cite.
  • Articles in magazines are cited much like journal articles (17.2), but the dates and page numbers are treated differently.

Newspaper Articles: Turabian 17.4

B: Hell, Emily. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg met Kate McKinnon, her SNL doppelganger, at a musical." Washington Post, August 16, 2019.

N: 1Emily Heil, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg met Kate McKinnon, her SNL doppelganger, at a musical." Washington Post, August 16, 2019,

  • In most cases, you will only need to cite newspaper materials in your notes. Include a specific article in your bibliography ony if it is critical to your argument for frequently cited.
  • Omit page numbers as newspapers may have several editions, which page appear on different pages.

Turabian Location

For further examples, please consult: Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th ed., rev. by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).