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Based on The Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed. (2003).  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Chicago uses two styles of documentation.  The notes/bibliography (N/B) style is commonly used in literature, history and the arts.  The author/date (A/D) style is commonly used in the natural and social sciences.  Italics are used for book and journal titles (underlining no longer used).  First line of entry flush with margin, second and subsequent lines indented 5 to 7 spaces.  Alphabetize by author’s last name.  First names should be listed as they appear on the title page.  If no author, alphabetize by first significant word in title.  Heading for reference list page is “Bibliography” for N/B style and “References” for A/D style. Reference list page is double-spaced. N/B citations are placed as footnotes at the bottom of the page or as endnotes at the end of the document.

 

Type of Entry

Reference List

Citation in Text

Articles retrieved from online databases—Basic components.

(17.156; 17.359)

N/B: Author Last Name, First Name.  “Article Title.” Journal Title, vol#, issue (Year):  URL database homepage.

A/D: Author Last Name, First Name.  Year.  Article title.  Journal Title, vol#, issue # or (month):  page numbers.  URL database homepage.

If using time sensitive information, may include accessed date in parenthesis at end of citation.

N/B: 1. Author Name, “Article Title”, Journal Title, date, URL.

 

A/D:(Author Last Name year)

Magazine Article from a Database

(17.359)

N/B:  Reed, J. K. “Ever Fatter Kids.” Newsweek, July 8, 2003. http://proquest.umi.com>.

 

A/D:  Reed, J. K. 2003. Ever fatter kids. Newsweek, July 8. http://proquest.umi.com>.

 

If author is unknown, begin with article or department title.

N/B:2. J. K. Reed, “Ever Fatter Kids.” Newsweek, July 8, 2003, 56.http://proquest.umi.com>.

 

A/D:(Reed 2003)

Journal Article from a Database

(17.359)

N/B: Krycka, Kelly C. “ The Recovery of Will in Persons with Aids.”  Journal of Humanistic Psychology 37, no. 2 (2001):119-130. http://web16.epnet.com/search>

A/D: Krycka, Kelly C. 2001. The recovery of will in persons with aids. Journal of Humanistic Psychology 37 (2):199-130. http://web16.epnet.com/search>.

In reference style, the issue number may be omitted if pages are numbered continuously throughout volume.

N/B:3. Kelly Krycka,

 “The Recovery of Will in Persons with Aids,” Journal of Humanistic Psychology 37 (February 2001) 121. http://web16.epnet.com/search>

 

A/D:(Krycka 2001, 121)

Type of Entry

Reference List

Citation in Text

Book Chapter from a Database

N/B: Fraldom, Morris P. “Libraries in America,” In World Almanac & Book of Facts, 25-30. New York: World Almanac Publishers, Inc., 2005. http://web16.epnet.com/search>.

A/D:Fraldom, Morris P. 2005. Libraries in America. In World almanac & book of facts, 25-30. New York: World Almanac Publishers, Inc., http://web16.epnet.com/search>.

N/B: 4. Morris Fraldom, “Libraries in America,” in World Almanac & Book of Facts, 25-30. http://web16.epnet.com/search>.

 

A/D: (Fraldom 2005)

Online Magazine (17.187)

N/B: Corless, William R.  “A Glitch in the Evolution of Whales”.              Science Frontiers Online. Jan. 1988.  http://www.science-frontiers.com/sfonline.htm.

A/D: Corless, William R. 1988. A glitch in the evolution of whales. Science Frontiers Online. Jan. http://www.science-frontiers.com/sfonline.htm.

N/B:5. William Corless, “A Glitch in the Evolution of Whales,” Science Frontiers Online, 1988, http://www.science-frontiers.com/sfonline.htm.

 

A/D:(Corless 1988)

Newspaper Article from the World Wide Web

(17.198)

N/B:Roan, S. “Psychologists Fear Talk Therapy Losing Ground to Drugs.”  Houston Chronicle, August 18,1996. http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/features/96/08/19/therapy.html.

A/D:Roan, S. 1996.  Psychologists fear talk therapy losing ground to drugs. Houston Chronicle, August 18,1996. http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/features/96/08/19/therapy.html.

If no author is listed, use the name of the news service ( Reuters, UPI, etc.).

N/B:6. S. Roan, “Psychologists Fear Talk Therapy Losing Ground to Drugs,” Houston Chronicle, August 18, 1996,

http://www.chron.com/content/

chronicle/features/96/08/19/

therapy.html.

 

A/D:(Roan 1996)

Website with No Author Given

(17.237)

N/B:American Red Cross. “Repatriation of Evacuees from Lebanon.” The American National Red Cross.  http://www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_5530,00.html.

A/D: American Red Cross. Repatriation of evacuees from Lebanon. http://www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_5530,00.html.

 

N/B: 7. American Red Cross, “Repatriation of Evacuees from Lebanon,” The American National Red Cross,

http//www.redcross.org/article

0,1072,0_312_5530,00.html.

 

A/D: (American Red Cross)