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Citing Your Sources: Chicago Style

Need help with citations? Use this guide to help with APA, MLA, Chicago Style and other various formats!

Wardman Library Chicago Style Guide

This guide shows you some of the most frequently used citation or style questions in Chicago format.

Chicago Style Web Sites

How to Read Chicago Citations

(adapted from LMU's Citation Style guide.)

Citing Books

Chicago style uses a system of notes and bibliographies for citations. The numbered citations are for footnotes and endnotes. 

One author

Shields, David. The Thing about Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead. New York: Alfred A.Knopf, 2008. 

1. David Shields, The Thing about Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008).

 

More than one author

Jacobs, Sue-Ellen, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, eds. Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. Urbana: University of IllinoisPress, 1997.

2. Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, eds., Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997), 32.

 

Book Chapter

Samples, John. “The Origins of Modern Campaign Finance Law.” Chap. 7 in The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

8. John Samples, “The Origins of Modern Campaign Finance Law,” chap. 7 in The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Citing Articles

Scholarly Journal Articles

Kennett, Jeanette. “True and Proper Selves: Velleman on Love.” Ethics 118 (January 2008):213–27.

3. Jeanette Kennett, “True and Proper Selves: Velleman on Love,” Ethics 118 (January 2008): 215.

 

Scholarly Journal Article from Library Database

Inclán, María de la Luz. “From the ¡Ya Basta! to the Caracoles: Zapatista Mobilization under Transitional Conditions.” American Journal of Sociology 113, no. 5 (2008): 1316–50.doi:10.1086/525508.

9. María de la Luz Inclán, “From the ¡Ya Basta! to the Caracoles: Zapatista Mobilization under Transitional Conditions,” American Journal of Sociology 113, no. 5 (2008): 1318, doi:10.1086/525508.

Note: DOI is preferable to URL. No access dates are required.

 

Magazine Articles

Mendelsohn, Daniel. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25, 2010.

5. Daniel Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.

 

Newspaper Articles

Bosman, Julie. “Jets? Yes! Sharks! ¡Sí! in Bilingual ‘West Side.’ ” New York Times, July 17,2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/theater/17bway.html.

4. Julie Bosman, “Jets? Yes! Sharks? ¡Sí! in Bilingual ‘West Side,’ ” New York Times, July 17, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/theater/17bway.html.

Citing Web Sites

McDonald’s Corporation. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19, 2008. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.

 

Chicago Manual of Style

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In-Text Citations

After your first complete reference, use this form if only one work by the author is used:

 11. Thomas, 83.

Use this form only when more than one work by this author has been used:

12. Phibbs, “Herrlisheim,” 125.