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Chicago Style Citations

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Notes/Bibliography - Print Sources

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First Name Last Name, Title of Book (Place of publication: Publisher, Year of Publication), page number.

Shortened, subsequent footnotes: 

Author Last Name, Book Title, page #. 

Bibliography: 

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

 

 

Examples

Footnote

 1F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (New York; Scribner, 2004), 85.

Subsequent Footnotes

2Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 128.

3Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 156.

Bibliography

  Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby .New York: Scribner, 2004.

 


Footnote

1Brent D. Glass, 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. (New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016), 74.

Subsequent Footnotes

2Glass, 50 Great American Places, 96.

Bibliography

Glass, Brent D., 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016.

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First Name Last Name, Author First name Last Name, Title of Book (Place of publication: Publisher, Year of Publication), page number.

Shortened, subsequent footnotes: 

Author Last Names, Book Title, page #. 

Bibliography: 

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

 

Examples

Footnote

 1Mary C. Burnell and Amy Marcaccio, Blue Water Reflections: A Pictorial History of Port Huron and the St. Clair River District (Norfolk; Donning Co., 1983), 32.

Subsequent Footnotes

 2Burnell and Marcaccio, Blue Water Reflections, 74.

Bibliography

Burnell, Mary C. and Amy Marcaccio. Blue Water Reflections: A Pictorial History of Port Huron and the St. Clair River District. Norfolk: Donning Co., 1983.


Footnote

1Joel Stone and Thomas J. Sugrue, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies, (Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2017), 176.

Subsequent Footnotes

2Stone and Sugrue, Detroit 1967, 312.

Bibliography

Stone, Joel and Thomas J. Sugrue. Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. 2017.

Notes/Bibliography - Electronic Sources

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First Name Last Name, Book Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Format, page #. 

Shortened, subsequent footnotes:

Author Last Name, Book Title, page #.

Bibliography:

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

 

Examples

 

Footnote

1 John Palfrey. BiblioTech : Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google. (Boulder: Basic Books, 2015), ProQuest Ebook, 36.

Subsequent Footnotes

2Palfrey, Biblio Tech, 89.

 Bibliography

Palfrey, John. BiblioTech : Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google. Boulder: Basic Books, 2015, ProQuest Ebook.ProQuest Ebook Central.

 


Footnote

1John Evan Seery, and Susan Jane McWilliams. The Best Kind of College : An Insiders’ Guide to America’s Small Liberal Arts Colleges. (Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 2015.) EBSCOhost Ebook, 29.

Subsequent Footnotes

2Seery and McWilliams, The Best Kind of College, 156.

Bibliography

Seery, John Evan, and Susan Jane McWilliams. The Best Kind of College : An Insiders’ Guide to America’s Small Liberal Arts Colleges. Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 2015. EBSCOhost EBook. https://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e862xna&AN=1022662&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

 

 

According to the Chicago Manual of Style Online,

 

'For books consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database. For other types of e-books, name the format. If no fixed page numbers are available, cite a section title or a chapter or other number in the notes, if any (or simply omit).'

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First name Last name, "Article Title," Journal Title Volume Issue (Year): page #, DOI OR URL OR Name of database.

Shortened, subsequent footnotes:

Author Last name, "Article Title," page #.

Bibliography:

Author Last name, First name. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume, Issue (Year): Page range of article. DOI OR URL OR Name of database.

 

Examples

Footnote

1Scott Lanning, and Jill Mallek. "Factors Influencing Information Literacy Competency of College Students." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 43, no. 5 (September 2017): 443-50. ScienceDirect.

Subsequent Footnotes

2 Lanning and Mallek, "Factors Influencing Information Literacy Competency", 445.

 Bibliography

Lanning, Scott, and Jill Mallek. "Factors Influencing Information Literacy Competency of College Students." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 43, no.5 (September 2017): 443-50. ScienceDirect.

 


Footnote

1 Alexander I. Olson and Frank Kelderman. "Ad Hoc American Studies: Michigan and the Hidden History of a Movement." American Studies 55, no. 1 (2016): 121, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ams.2016.0068.

Subsequent Footnotes

2 Olson and Kelderman, "Ad Hoc American Studies", 117.

 Bibliography

Olson, Alexander I. and Frank Kelderman. "Ad Hoc American Studies: Michigan and the Hidden History of a Movement." American Studies 55, no. 1 (2016): 107-131,175. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ams.2016.0068.

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First Name Last Name, "Article Title," Magazine Title, Month Day, Year, URL.

Shortened, subsequent footnotes:

Author Last Name, "Article Title."

Bibliography:

Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Magazine Title, Month Day, Year. URL.

Examples

 

Footnote

 

1 Austin Clemens. “Read, White and Blue: Which Books Do Americans Take on Vacation? Our Analysis Uncovered Some Surprises.” Smithsonian, 48 no. 4 July/August 2017, https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=123922525&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

 

Subsequent Footnotes

2Clemens,“Read, White and Blue."

 

Bibliography

Clemens, Austin. “Read, White and Blue: Which Books Do Americans Take on Vacation? Our Analysis Uncovered Some Surprises.” Smithsonian, 48 no. 4 July/August 2017, https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=123922525&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

 


Footnote

1Francine J. Harris, "Where We Write: Detroit, Michigan." Poets & Writers Magazine, 41 no. 5 2013: 39+. http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A340637454/LitRC?u=lom_stclaircocc&sid=LitRC&xid=ab6b565c.

Subsequent Footnotes

2Harris, "Where We Write", 39

Bibliography

Harris, Francine J. "Where We Write: Detroit, Michigan." Poets & Writers Magazine, 41 no. 5 2013: 39+. http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A340637454/LitRC?u=lom_stclaircocc&sid=LitRC&xid=ab6b565c.

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First Name Last Name, "Article Title," Newspaper Title, Month Day, Year, URL.

Shortened, subsequent footnotes:

Author Last Name, "Article Title." 

Bibliography:

Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Newspaper Title, Month Day, Year, URL.

 

Examples

Footnote

1 Jeremy Ervin."SC4 Unveils Dorms: The Dock has Space for 80 Students in 40 Rooms; Scheduled to Open Aug. 15." Times Herald, Jul 30, 2018. https://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2078302636?accountid=41091.

 

Subsequent Footnotes

2Ervin,"SC4 Unveils Dorms"

 

Bibliography

Ervin, Jeremy. "SC4 Unveils Dorms: The Dock has Space for 80 Students in 40 Rooms; Scheduled to Open Aug. 15." Times Herald, Jul 30, 2018. https://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2078302636?accountid=41091.

General templates

Footnotes:

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

Shortened, subsequent footnotes:

Author Last Name, Multimedia Title.

Bibliography:

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

 

Examples

 

Footnote

1Mark Ronson, TEDTalks: Mark Ronson—How Sampling Transformed Music, Streaming Video. 16:55 minutes. 2014. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97865&xtid=167001.

 

Subsequent Footnotes

2Ronson, How Sampling Transformed Music.

 

Bibliography

Ronson,Mark. TEDTalks: Mark Ronson—How Sampling Transformed Music. Streaming Video. 16:55 minutes. 2014. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97865&xtid=167001.

General templates

Footnotes:

Author First Name Last Name, "Website Document Title," Website Title, Date Last Modified OR Date Accessed*, URL.

Shortened, subsequent footnotes:

Author Last Name, "Website Document Title."

Bibliography:

Author First Name Last Name,"Website Document Title." Website Title. Date Last Modified OR Date Accessed*. URL.

*Use "Date Accessed" if no date is given

Examples

Footnote

1 "Healthy Lifestyle," U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, last modified February 27, 2015. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/prevention-and-wellness/healthy-lifestyle/index.html.

Subsequent Footnotes

2 "Healthy Lifestyle."

 Bibliography

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. "Healthy Lifestyle."  Last modified February 27, 2015. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/prevention-and-wellness/healthy-lifestyle/index.html.
 

Footnote

1 "About," Historical Society of Michigan, accessed August 10, 2019. https://hsmichigan.org/about/.
 
Subsequent Footnotes
"About," Historical Society of Michigan.
 
Bibliography
Historical Society of Michigan. "About." Accessed August 10, 2019. https://hsmichigan.org/about/.
 
 

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, include an access date.'