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Chicago Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you learn what Chicago Style is and includes. This guide will help you cite sources and avoid plagiarism. The guide also includes examples of Chicago style and lead you to resources that can help you cite sources.

Journals


Print Article by a Single Author

Reference List Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s).

For Example:

Bernard, G. W. 2016. “Henry VIII: ‘Catholicism without the Pope?’” History 101, no. 345 (April): 201-21.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Bernard 2016, 210)

 

Electronic Article by a Single Author

Reference List Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). DOI/Stable URL/Database.

For Example:

Bernard, G. W. 2016. “Henry VIII: ‘Catholicism without the Pope?’” History 101, no. 345 (April): 201-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.12230.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Bernard 2016, 210)

 

Print Article by Two or Three Authors

Reference List Format:

4. AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA and AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). 

OR

5. AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA, AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, and AuthorFirstNameC AuthorLastNameC. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). 

For Example:

Moura, Mario Graca and Antonio Almodovar. 2016. “Political Economy and the ‘Modern View’ as Reflected in the History of Economic Thought.” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 23, no. 1 (February): 59-81.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Moura and Almodovar 2016, 60)

 

Electronic Article by Two or Three Authors

Reference List Format:

AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA and AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). DOI/Stable URL/Database.

OR

AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA, AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, and AuthorFirstNameC AuthorLastNameC. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). DOI/Stable URL/Database.

For Example:

Moura, Mario Graca and Antonio Almodovar. 2016. “Political Economy and the ‘Modern View’ as Reflected in the History of Economic Thought.” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 23, no. 1 (February): 59-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09672567.2013.825000.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Moura and Almodovar 2016, 60)

 

Print Article by Four or More Authors

Reference List Format:

AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA, AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, AuthorFirstNameC AuthorLastNameC, AuthorFirstNameD AuthorLastNameD, and AuthorFirstNameE AuthorLastNameE. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). 

For Example:

Godwin, Jeffrey L, Jeffrey D. Houghton, Christopher Neck, and Eric C. Mohan2011. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech a s a Tool for Teaching Transformational Leadership and Vision.” Journal of Organizational Behavior Education 4: 23-41.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Godwin et al. 2011, 24)

See note ¹

 

Electronic Article by Four or More Authors

Reference List Format:

AuthorFirstNameA AuthorLastNameA, AuthorFirstNameB AuthorLastNameB, AuthorFirstNameC AuthorLastNameC, AuthorFirstNameD AuthorLastNameD, and AuthorFirstNameE AuthorLastNameE. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol#, no. # (Date): page(s). DOI/StableURL.

For Example:

Godwin, Jeffrey L, Jeffrey D. Houghton, Christopher Neck, and Eric C. Mohan. 2011. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech as a Tool for Teaching Transformational Leadership and Vision.” Journal of Organizational Behavior Education 4: 23-41. http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bsu&AN=73466839&site=eds-live&scope=site.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Godwin et al. 2011, 24)

 

¹ This reference does not have a date beyond the year because the citation did not include any other information (such as Spring or April). It also doesn't have an issue number.  See 15.48: Colon with volume number for more information.