This guide shows you some of the most frequently used citation or style questions in Chicago format.
Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Journal Title Volume/Issue (Date): pages, URL or DOI
Rapp, Claudia. “Saints and Hagiography: The View from Constantinople.” Church History 85 no. 4 (December 2016): 786-92. Doi: 10.1017/S0009640716000792
Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Chadwick, Whitney. Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement. New York: Thomas & Hudson, 1991.
Article or Chapter in Book
Last name, First name. "Title of Article/Chapter." Title of Book, name (s) of editor(s), pages. Place of publication: Publisher, Year.
Farber, Manny. “Blame the Audience.” In King of the Bs, edited by Todd, 44-47. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1975.
Chicago style uses a system of notes and bibliographies for citations. The numbered citations are for footnotes and endnotes.
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.
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.
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.
Mendelsohn, Daniel. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25, 2010.
5. Daniel Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.
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.
McDonald’s Corporation. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19, 2008. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.
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.