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Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed.
Formats for Citation

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N = note         1 = full citation        2 = shortened citation

B = bibliography (for Notes and Bibliography format)

Some disciplines require the use of the Chicago Author-Date format. For details, please visit the Chicago Manual of Style website.

*This is a quick guide on Chicago Style for your convenience.  For a more in-depth look at Chicago Style and other types of publications, visit the Purdue OWL section on the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition.

Journal article

N:

1. Richard Kiely and Jim Askham, "Furnished Imagination: The Impact of Preservice Teacher Training on Early Career Work in TESOL," TESOL Quarterly 46, no. 3(2012): 496.

 

2. Kiely and Askham, "Furnished Imagination," 496.

B: 

   Kiely, Richard, and Jim Askham. "Furnished Imagination: The Impact of Preservice Teacher Training on Early Career Work in TESOL." TESOL Quarterly 46, no. 3 (2012): 496-518.

Journal article found online
With DOI (digital object identifier)

N:

1. Hannah K. Tan, Gregory V. Jones, and Derrick G. Watson, "Encouraging the Perceptual Underdog: Positive Affective Priming of Nonpreferred Local-Global Processes," Emotion 9 (April 2009): 238, doi: 10.1037/a0014713

 

2. Tan et al., "Encouraging the Perceptual Underdog," 239.

B: 

   Tan, Hannah K., Gregory V. Jones, and Derrick G. Watson. "Encouraging the Perceptual Underdog: Positive Affective Priming of Nonpreferred Local-Global Processes." Emotion 9 (2009): 238-247. doi: 10.1037/a0014713

Without DOI

In place of DOI, use "stable URL" assigned by the search engine.
EX. http://jstor.org/stable/457654


Book (print) by a single author

N:

1. Douglas Davies, Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide, 3rd ed. (New York: The Guilford Press, 2010), 177.

 

2. Davies, Child Development, 178.

B: 

   Davies, Douglas. Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide. 3rd ed. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010.

Book (print) by two or more authors

N:

1. Rebecca Babcock, Kellye Manning, Travis Rogers, Courtney Goff, and Amanda McCain, A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring, 1983-2006 (New York: Peter Lang, 2012), 25.

 

2. Babcock et. al., Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring, 26.

B: 

   Babcock, Rebecca, Kellye Manning, Travis Rogers, Courtney Goff, and Amanda McCain. A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring, 1983-2006. New York: Peter Lang, 2012.

Electronic version of print book

N:

1. Newman, James, Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence (New York: Routledge, 2012), Kindle edition, 165.

 

2. Newman, Best Before, 166.

B: 

   Newman, James. Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence. New York: Routledge, 2012. Kindle edition.

Article or chapter in an edited book

N:

1. Manuel A. Vásquez, "Grappling with the Legacy of Modernity: Implications for the Sociology of Religion," in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion, eds. Courtney Bender et al. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 23.

 

2. Vásquez, "Grappling with the Legacy of Modernity," 24.

B: 

   Vásquez, Manuel A. "Grappling with the Legacy of Modernity: Implications for the Sociology of Religion." In Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion, edited by Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde, 23-42. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Magazine article

N:

1. James Verini, "The Tunnels of Gaza," National Geographic, December 2012, 673.

 

2. Verini, "The Tunnels of Gaza," 674.

B: 

   Verini, James. "The Tunnels of Gaza." National Geographic, December 2012, 673-674.

Newspaper article

N:

1. W. J. Hennigan, "FAA Grounds Entire Fleet of Boeing 787s," Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2013.

 

2. Hennigan, "FAA Grounds."

B: 

   Hennigan, W. J. "FAA Grounds Entire Fleet of Boeing 787s." Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2013.


DVD

N:

1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams (Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2015), DVD.

 

2. Abrams, Star Wars Episode VII.

B: 

   Abrams, J.J., dir. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2015, DVD.

Website

N:

1. National Eating Disorders Association, "Risk Factors," last modified 2018, https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/risk-factors. 

 

2. National Eating Disorders Association, "Risk Factors."

B: 

   National Eating Disorders Association. "Risk Factors." Last modified 2018.  https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/risk-factors. 

Blog post

N:

1. W. Germano, "Jack Lew's Signature," Lingua Franca (blog), January 17, 2013, http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/01/17/jack-lews-signature/.

 

2. Germano, "Jack Lew's Signature."

B: 

   Germano, W. "Jack Lew's Signature." Lingua Franca (blog). Jan. 17, 2013. http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/01/17/jack-lews-signature/.

Revised: 04/18


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