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Chicago Style Citations

This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Chicago Style Citations.

Author-Date - Print Sources

General templates

Reference list:

Author Last Name, First Name. Year. Book Title. Place: Publisher.

In-text citations:

Author Last Name, Year.

Examples

Reference List

Huxley, Aldous. 2006. Brave New World. New York; London: Harper Perennial Modern Classics.

In-text Citations

(Huxley 2006, 115-116)

 


Reference List

Pyle, Rod. 2019. Interplanetary Robots: True Stories of Space Exploration. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.

In-text Citations

(Pyle 2019, 42)

General templates

Reference list:

Author Last Name, First Name, Author First Name Last Name, Author First Name Last Name. Year. Book Title. Place: Publisher.

In-text citations:

Author Last names, Year.

Examples

Reference List

Klein, Grady and Danny Oppenheimer. 2018. Psychology: The Comic Book Introduction. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

In-text Citations

(Klein and Oppenheimer 2018, 177-78)


Reference List

Oberhauser, Karen Suzanne, Kelly R. Nail, and Sonia M. Altizer. 2015. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly. London;Ithaca: Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press.

In-text Citations

(Oberhauser, Nail, and Altizer 2015, chap. 2)

 

Author-Date - Electronic Sources

General templates

Reference list:

Author Last Name, First Name. Year. Book Title. Place: Publisher. URL OR Database Name.

In-text citations:

(Author Last Name  Year, Page Number OR Chapter Number OR Section Title.)

Examples

Reference List

Piller, Ingrid. 2017. Intercultural Communication : A Critical Introduction. Edinburgh: EUP. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=1585003&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

 

In-Text Citations

(Piller 2017, 90)

 


Reference List

Shelley, Mary. 2014. Frankenstein. New York: Open Road Media. ProQuest Ebook Central.

 

In-Text Citations

(Shelley 2014, chap. 5)

General templates

Reference list:

Author Last Name, First Name.Year. "Article Title." Journal Name Volume Number, Issue Number: Page Number(s). URL OR DOI.

In-text citations:

(Author Last Name(s)  Year, Page Number(s).)

 

Examples

 

Reference List

Hantrais, Linda, Kitty Stewart, and Kerris Cooper. 2019. “Making Sense of the Social Policy Impacts of Brexit.” Contemporary Social Science 14 no. 2: 242–55. doi:10.1080/21582041.2019.1572217.

In-Text Citations

(Hantrais, Stewart, and Cooper 2019, 242-55)


 

Reference List

Levy, Jonathan. 2011. “Education and the Human Voice.” New England Review 32 no.4: 107–24. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hus&AN=70127005&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

In-Text Citations

(Levy 2011, 107-24)

 


According to The Chicago Manual of Style Online,

 

'In the reference list, include the page range for the whole article. In the text, cite specific page numbers. For articles consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database in the reference list entry. Many journal articles list a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). A DOI forms a permanent URL that begins https://doi.org/. This URL is preferable to the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar.'

General templates

Reference list:

Author Last Name, First Name. Year. "Article Title." Magazine Title,  *Volume *Issue Number *Publication Month, Day, Year. URL OR Database.

In-text citations:

(Author Last Name Year, *Page Number)

 

* If given

Examples

Reference List

Albert, David Z., and Rivka Galchen. 2009. “A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity." Scientific American 300 no.3. Applied Science & Technology Source.

 

In-Text Citations

(Albert and Galchen 2009, 32-39)


Reference List

Thompson, Chuck. 2019. “From Moon to Mars: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary.” Popular Mechanics, July 2019.

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=136872357&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

In-Text Citations

(Thompson 2019, 60-65)

 

According to The Chicago Manual of Style Online,

'Articles from newspapers or news sites, magazines, blogs, and the like are cited similarly. In the reference list, it can be helpful to repeat the year with sources that are cited also by month and day. Page numbers, if any, can be cited in the text but are omitted from a reference list entry. If you consulted the article online, include a URL or the name of the database.'

General templates

Reference list:

Author Last Name, First Name.Year. "Article Title." Newspaper Title,  *Publication Month, Day, Year. URL OR Database.

In-text citations:

(Author Last Name Year, *Page Number)

 

* If given

 

Examples

Reference List

Joel Achenbach. 2016. “A More Down-to-Earth Request for NASA.” Washington Post, October 2, 2016. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=n5h&AN=wapo.7d489b8a-cf3f-11e5-b2bc-988409ee911b&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

In-Text Citations

(Achenbach 2016)

 


Reference List

Wichter, Zach. 2019. “G.M. Adding Electric Car And 400 Jobs in Michigan.” New York Times, March 23, 2019. Newspaper Source Plus.

In-Text Citations

(Wichter 2019)

 


According to The Chicago Manual of Style Online,

'Articles from newspapers or news sites, magazines, blogs, and the like are cited similarly. In the reference list, it can be helpful to repeat the year with sources that are cited also by month and day. Page numbers, if any, can be cited in the text but are omitted from a reference list entry. If you consulted the article online, include a URL or the name of the database.'

 

General templates

Reference list: 

*Performer/Writer/Creator Last Name, First Name. Publication Year. Multimedia Title.Provider/Database. Format/Medium. Running Time. URL. 

In-text citations:

(Author Last Name  Year)

*If given

 

Examples

 

Reference List

Agency for Instructional Technology. 2002. Canada: A Diverse Culture. Films on Demand. Streaming Video. 25:29. https://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97865&xtid=35166

In-Text Citations

(Agency for Instructional Technology. 2002.)

General templates

Reference list:

 **Author Last Name, First Name. Year. "Name of Webpage Document." Website Title. Date Last modified OR Date Accessed*, URL.

In-text citations:

(Author Last Name  Year)

*Use "Date Accessed" if no date is given

**If no author, begin citation with page title or site sponsor.

 

Examples

Reference List

Fry, Richard, Ruth Igielnik and Eileen Patten. 2018. "How Millennials Today Compare with Their Grandparents 50 Years Ago." Pew Research Center. Last modified March 16, 2018. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/16/how-millennials-compare-with-their-grandparents/

 

In-Text Citations

(Fry, Igielnik,and Patten 2018)


 

According to The Chicago Manual of Style Online,

It is often sufficient simply to describe web pages and other website content in the text (“As of May 1, 2017, Yale’s home page listed . . .”). If a more formal citation is needed, it may be styled like the examples below. For a source that does not list a date of publication or revision, use n.d. (for “no date”) in place of the year and include an access date.