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Referencing style - Chicago: Newspapers

A guide to using the Chicago citation referencing style for footnotes and reference lists.



Material type Note (footnote) example

Subsequent note entry

(see CMOS 14:30)

Bibliography example
Article from print newspaper

    2. John Miles, “Crime Rate on the Rise in the Suburbs,” West Australian, Sept 23, 2016.

More information in The Chicago Manual of Style Online, Chapter 14, Sections 191-200.

    4. Miles, "Crime Rate". Miles, John, “Crime Rate on the Rise in the Suburbs,” West Australian, Sept 23, 2016.
Newspaper article online or from a database     1. Troy Bramston, "Oldest ANZAC Cove Memorial Returns," The Australian, Sept  10, 2014,!?&_suid=150908938792205600957033914544.     3. Bramston, "Oldest ANZAC Cove Memorial Returns".    Bramston, Troy. "Oldest ANZAC Cove Memorial Returns." The Australian, Sept  10, 2014.!?&_suid=150908938792205600957033914544.

Creating Notes (Footnotes) using Microsoft Word

By default, Microsoft Word will format footnotes at the end of the page with a superscript number and no indent.  

For the Chicago Notes and Bibliography style, you will need to manually change the font size of footnote number and indent it.

See our instructions on how to create a Note (footnote) in Word and manually edit the format according to the Chicago Notes and Bibliography style.

Please check with your Unit Coordinator to see if their preference is to use the formal Chicago style footnote formatting or the default Word format.


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