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Chicago Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in Chicago style, avoid plagiarism, learn what Chicago style is and includes, find examples of Chicago style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in Chicago, and more.

Books


Books by a Single Author

General Format:

2. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, Title of Work (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s).

For Example:

2. Barbara Brooks Tomblin, The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River (Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016), 15-24.

Shortened Notes:

13. Tomblin, Civil War on the Mississippi, 50.

14. Tomblin, 50.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Tomblin, Barbara Brooks. The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

 

Books by Two or Three Authors (or editors)

General Format:

5. AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA and AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, Title of Work (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s).

OR

6. AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA, AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, and AuthorFirstNameC AuthorLastNameC, Title of Work (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s).

For Example:

5. John Dooley and Robert Emmett Curran, John Dooley's Civil War: An Irish American's Journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment (Knoxville: Univ Tennessee Press, 2012), 34.

Shortened Notes:

15. Dooley and Curran, John Dooley's Civil War, 49.

16. Dooley and Curran, 64-9.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Dooley, John, and Robert Emmett Curran. John Dooley's Civil War: An Irish American's Journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment. Knoxville: Univ Tennessee Press, 2012.

 

Books by Two or More Authors (or editors) with the Same Family Name

General Format:

9. AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA and AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, Title of Work (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s).

For Example:

9. Nandini Sundar and Aparna Sundar, Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development (Los Angeles: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2014), 102-124.

Shortened Notes:

17. Sundar and Sundar, Civil Wars in South Asia, 93.

18. Sundar and Sundar, 92-9.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Sundar, Nandini, and Aparna Sundar. Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development. Los Angeles: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2014.

 

Books by Four or More Authors (or editors)

General Format:

11. AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA et al., Title of Work (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s).

For Example:

11. George Folsom et al., History of Libraries (Manchester, NH: Shapiro Library Press, 2017), 24.

Shortened Notes:

19. Folsom et al., History of Libraries, 99.

20Folsom et al., 83.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Folsom, George, Virginia Smith, Thomas Pepe, and Linda Burns. History of Libraries. Manchester, NH: Shapiro Library Press, 2017.

 

Chapter of a Single-Author Book

General Format:

6. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Title of Chapter,” in Title of Book (PublicationLocation: Publisher, Year), page(s).

For Example:

6. G. J. Meyer, “A Revolution in the Making,” in The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty (New York: Delacorte Press, 2010), 116-134.

Shortened Notes:

21. Meyer, “Revolution in the Making,” 130.

22. Meyer, 123-9.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Meyer, G. J. “A Revolution in the Making.” In The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty, 116-134. New York: Delacorte Press, 2010.

 

Chapter of a Multiauthor Book

General Format:

1. ContributorFirstName ContributorLastName, “Chapter Title,” in Title of Book, ed. EditorFirstName EditorLastName (PublicationLocation: Publisher, Year), page(s).

For Example:

1. Neil Qullliam, “Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Oil,” in Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy: Conflict and Cooperation, ed.Neil Partrick (London: I.B.Tauris, 2016), 30-51.

Shortened Notes:

23. Qullliam, “Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Oil,” 32.

24. Qullliam, 45-9.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Qullliam, Neil. “Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Oil.” In Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy: Conflict and Cooperation, edited by Neil Partrick, 30-51. London: I.B.Tauris, 2016.

 

Multivolume Work as a Whole

General Format:

4. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, Title of Work, ed. EditorFirstName EditorLastName, # vols., (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year).

For Example:

4. Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, ed. Charles Harding Firth, 8 vols., (New York: AMS Press, 1968).

Shortened Notes:

25. Macaulay, History of England.

26. Macaulay.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Macaulay, Thomas Babington, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. ed. Charles Harding Firth. 8 vols. New York: AMS Press, 1968.

 

One Volume in a Multivolume Work

General Format:

8. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, Title of Work, ed. EditorFirstName EditorLastName, vol. #, Title of Volume (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), vol#: page(s).

OR

8. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, Title of Work, vol. #, Title of Volume (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s).

OR

9. EditorFirstName EditorLastName, ed., Title of Work. (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), vol#: page(s).

OR

9. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, Title of Work. (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), vol#: page(s).

For Example:

8. Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, vol. 5, The Renaissance: A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953), 67-72.

Shortened Notes:

27. Durant, The Story of Civilization, 67.

28. Durant, 69-70.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Durant, Will. The Story of Civilization. Vol. 5, The Renaissance: A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.

See note 1

 

eBooks

General Format:

2. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, Title of Work (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page(s), DatabaseName or URL.

For Example:

 2. Barbara Brooks Tomblin, The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River (Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016), 92, eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).

Shortened Notes:

29. Tomblin, Civil War on the Mississippi, 93.

30. Tomblin, 49-56.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Tomblin, Barbara Brooks. The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).

See note 2

 

1 There are multiple ways to cite one volume depending on different variables including whether the volume has authors and editors, a different title, and a different publication date. See 14.118: Citing a particular volume in a note for more information. 

2 The Chicago Manual of Style states that if the URL brings a user to resources only available to subscribers, such as a library database, that you can list the name of the database not use the URL.  See 14.161: Books consulted online for more information.