Chicago Citation Style Examples (15th Edition)
Provided below are sample bibliographic entries for a variety of print and electronic resources, cited according to the Chicago Manual of Style 15th Edition. The Chicago Manual describes two basic systems for citing your sources: notes with bibliography (as shown in the examples below) and the "author-date system." For detailed explanations of both systems, consult:
The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
(HIL REFDSK Z253 .U69 2003)
- A book (17.26):
- Tennant, Collete. Reading the Gothic in Margaret Atwood's Novels. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.
- A book with two authors (17.27):
- Onuf, Peter, and Nicholas Onuf. Federal Union, Modern World: The Laws of Nations in an Age of Revolutions, 1776-1814. Madison: Madison House, 1993.
- A translation (17.42):
- Burckhardt, Titus. Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral. Translated by William Stoddart. Bloomington, IN: World Wisdom Books, 1996.
- A chapter in an edited collection (17.69):
- Zaerr, Linda Marie. "Medieval and Modern Deletions of Repellent Passages." In Improvisation in the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, edited by Timothy J. McGee, 222-246. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University, 2003.
- A journal article (17.154-79):
- de Groot, Jerome. "Space, Patronage, Procedure: The Court at Oxford, 1642-46." English Historical Review 117, no. 434 (2002): 1204-1227.
- A magazine article (17.182-86):
- Thigpen, David E. "Reznor's Redemption." Time, September 27, 1999: 92.
- A newspaper article (17.188-97):
- Marchand, Philip. "Not Just Evil goes Bump in the Night." Toronto Star, August 21, 2004 sec. J.
The order of elements in an electronic source's citation is very similar to that of print citations, the principal differences being the inclusion of an internet address (URL) and, optionally, access dates. Please note that the latest edition of the Chicago Manual has introduced significant changes in the treatment of electronic resources. When in doubt, talk to your instructor about preferences in your discipline.
- An e-Book (17.142-47):
- Daly, Nicholas. Modernism, Romance, and the fin de siècle: Popular Fiction and British Culture, 1880-1914. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/unblib/Doc?id=2000847 (accessed January 29, 2005).
- An e-journal article (17.180-81, 17.359):
- Noske, Frits. "Sound and Sentiment: The Function of Music in the Gothic Novel." Music & Letters, 62, no. 2 (April 1981), http://www.jstor.org/ (accessed February 1, 2005).
- A magazine article on the web (17.187)
- Lossau, Norbert. "Search Engine Technologies and Digital Libraries: Libraries Need to Discover the Academic Internet." D-Lib Magazine, 10, no. 6 (June 2004), http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june04/lossau/06lossau.html (accessed February 2, 2005).
- A newspaper article on the web (17.234-37)
- Kelly, Malcolm. "Plasticine Play." National Post, February 2, 2005. http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/ (accessed February 2, 2005).
- A web site (17.234-37)
- Jewish National and University Library. "Ancient Maps of Jerusalem." http://maps-of-jerusalem.huji.ac.il/ (accessed February 1, 2005).
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