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Citation Station Online

Chicago

General Tips

Use a hanging indentation for the citation; use the author's full name(s) as given; do not italicize the period at the end of Title of Work; put Title of Article in quotation marks; do not italicize volume number after Title of Periodical; use full date of periodical issue; do not cut-down pages numbers (i.e. use 119-134 or 91-98 instead of 119-34 and 91-8); capitalize all keywords in the Title of Work, Title of Book, Title of Article, and Title of Periodical.

*There are two types of Chicago styles: 1.) Notes(Footnotes)/Bibliography Style, and 2.) Author-Date style.

Footnote Format

Type Example
Journal Articles First Author's Full name, Second Author's Full Name, and Third Author's Full Name, "Title of Article," Title of Periodical vol., no. (Year): Page range.
Books Author's Full name, Title of Work (Place: Publisher, Year), Pages.
Book Chapters Author's Full name, "Title of Chapter," in Title of Book, ed. Name (Place: Publisher, Year), Page range.
Electronic Documents Author's Full name, "Title of Article," Title of Periodical vol., no. (date): Page range, access date, <insert URL or DOI here>.
Author's Full name, "Title of Document," Name of Web site owner/Sponsor, access date, <Insert URL here>.

Bibliography Format

Type Example
Journal Articles First Author's Last Name, First Author's First Name, Second Author's Full Name, and Third Author's Full Name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical vol., no. (Year): Pages.
Books Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Title of Work. Place: Publisher, Year.
Book Chapters Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Chapter." In Title of Book, edited by Name, page range. Location: Publisher, Year.
Electronic Documents Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical vol., no. (Date): Pages. Access date. <insert URL or DOI here>.
Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Document." Name of Web site owner/sponsor. Access date. <Insert URL here>.

Author-Date In-text Citation

(Author's Last Name Year, page number)

Ex. (Jones 1999, 35)

When citing four or more authors, use et al. after the first author's name. 

Ex. (Jones et al. 1999, 35)

Author-Date Format

Type Example
Journal Articles First Author's Last Name, First Author's First Name, Second Author's Full Name, and Third Author's Full Name. Year. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical vol., no. (month): Pages.
Books Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Year. Title of Work. Place: Publisher.
Book Chapters Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Year. "Title of Chapter." In Title of Book, edited by Name, Pages. Place: Publisher.
Electronic Documents Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Year. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical vol., no. (Month). Access date. <insert URL or DOI here>.
Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Document." Name of Web site owner/sponsor. Access date. <Insert URL here>.

Chicago Style Guides in Snowden Library

The Chicago Manual of Style.  17th ed.  Chicago: University of
        Chicago Press, 2017.
        CALL NUMBER:  Ref. Z253 .U69 2017 [CITATION STATION]

Other Chicago Style Web Sites

Chicago Manual of Style
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)