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Citation Guide: Chicago

This guide provides instructions on how to cite sources according to the different style manuals. Examples from MLA, APA and the Chicago style manuals are provided.

Chicago - Citing a Journal Article From an Online Database

Pay attention to the Chicago Manual of Style recent updates listed below when citing an online journal and incorporate them in your citations.
  • The Journal title in the citation needs to be Italicized not underlined
  • Include the name of the database from which you retrieved the information.
  • Include the date you accessed the source
  • When citing an item from an online database and the item includes a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier Number) the number needs to be included in the citation along with the access date.
  • When citing an item from an online database that does not include a DOI number, the access date and URL need to be included in the citation.
For assistance, refer to the Chicago Style-Citation Quick Guide  - http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

 

Format: Author's last name, A.A. "Article Title", Journal Title, Volume Number. Issue Number (Publication Date): Pages. Date accessed the article. URL or DOI number.

Example - With URL:

Gaultney, Jane F. "The Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in College Students: Impact on Academic Performance." Journal Of American College Health 59.2 (2010): 91-97. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (retrieved  March 1, 2012). http://search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=53886000&site=ehost-live

Example  - With DOI:

Gaultney, J. (2010). The Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in College Students: Impact on Academic Performance. Journal Of American College Health, 59(2), 91-97. (Retrieved March 1, 2012). doi:10.1080/07448481.2010.483708

Enter a DOI here: dx.doi.org and your browser will take you to a Web page (URL) associated with the DOI name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago - Citing a Print Journal

Pay attention to the Chicago Manual of Style recent updates listed below when citing a print journal and incorporate them in your citations.

For additional assistance, please refer to the Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide - http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

  • The Journal title in the citation needs to be Italicized not underlined.

  • When citing a print article the issue number and the medium used for retrieval need to be included in the citation.

Single Author Article 

Format: Author's last name, A. A.  Article Title", Journal Title, Volume Number. Issue Number (Publication Date): Pages. 

Example: Ulmer, William A. "The Christian Wordsworth 1798-1800", Journal of English and Germanic Philology 95  (1996):  336-58.

 

Multiple Author Article

Format: First author's last name, A.A., second author's first name and last name and third author's first name and last name   "Article Title", Journal Title, Volume Number. Issue Number (Publication Date): Pages. 

Example: Hibel, Jacob, George Farkas, and Paul Morgan. "Who Is Placed into Special Education?". Sociology of Education, Volume 83, Number 4 (October 2010): 312-332.  

Chicago - Citing a Website

Pay attention to the Chicago Manual of Style recent update listed below when citing a journal or any other information from a website. Make sure to incorporate this update in your citations. 

  • The Full Website name, retrieval date (The date on which you found the information on the Web) and URL need to be included in the citation.

For additional assistance, please refer to the Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide - http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Format: Last name, First name."Article Title", Website Title, Publication Date. The medium of retrieval. Retrieval Date. Retrieved from URL. (optional) 

Example: (Without URL)

Petrucci, Kinneman Tracy (2010, 6/11) Teens May Need More sleep to Combat Depression". Healthtree.com. 11 June 2010. Web.    Retrieved on     February 8, 2011. 

 

Example 2: (With URL)

Petrucci, Kinneman Tracy (2010, 6/11) Teens May Need More sleep to Combat Depression". Healthtree.com. 11 June 2010. Web.  Retrieved on February 8, 2011, from http://www.healthtree.com/news/research-and-development/teens-may-need-more-sleep-to-combat-depression/

 

Remember to...

Use Available from when the URL leads to information on how to obtain the material

Use Retrieved from when the material itself has actually been retrieved from the site.

 

Chicago - Citing a Book

Pay attention to the Chicago Manual of Style recent updates listed below when citing a Book and incorporate them in your citations.

  • The Book title in the citation needs to be Italicized.

For additional assistance, please refer to the Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide - http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

 

Single Author

Format: Author's last name, A. A. Book Title. City Published: Publisher, Year Published.

Example: Lears, Jackson. Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America, New York: Basic Books, 1994.

Multiple  Author

Format: Author's last name, A. A.  and Author's first t name and last name, Book Title. City Published: Publisher, Year Published.

Example: Scott, David, S., and Casey McFarland, Bird Feathers. Pennsylvania: Stockpile Books, 2010.

Book with Multiple  Editions

If the book you are citing has more than one edition, the edition you use should also be included in the citation.

 

Format: Author's last name, A.A. Book Title. Edition. City Published: Publisher, Year Published.

Example: Mitchell, Susan.  American Attitudes: Who Thinks What About The Issues That Shape Our Lives. 2nd edition, Ithaca, New York: New Strategist Publication, Inc., 1998. 

 

Chapter in Book or in an /Anthology

Format: Author's last name, A.A., “Chapter Title". In Editor's last name, A.A. (ed.) Publisher Location: Publisher, Year Published. 

Example: Collier, Richard. "Masculinities and Crime: Rethinking the "Man Question"?" In Sumner, Colin (ed) The Blackwell Companion to Criminology. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.