Citations 101: Chicago
The Chicago Manual of Style is commonly used for history and the social sciences.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (REF Z253 .U69 2010, 2nd Floor) - The official guide to the Chicago style.
- Chicago Manual of Style Online [on-campus access | off-campus access] - The official website for Chicago style.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Chicago Style - includes a sample paper
- Santa Fe Chicago Research Guide
- The complete author's name should be given.
- For items published before 1900, the publisher's name may be omitted.
- For the publication title, use title capitalization.
There are two ways to do Chicago Manual of Style citations. Most humanities, literature and history papers use the Notes & Bibliography style. Author-Date is used for papers in the physical, natural and social sciences.
Citing a Book
Seefeldt, Kristin S. and John D. Graham. America’s Poor and the Great Recession. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Chicago Manual of Style, Notes & Bibliography style recommends using endnotes or footnotes instead of in-text citations. Many of the instructors at Santa Fe prefer the in-text citation method. Please consult with your instructor to determine his or her preference.
- Kristin S. Seedfeldt and John D. Graham, America’s Poor and the Great Recession (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013), 145.
- Seedfeldt and Graham, America's Poor, 118.
(Seedfedlt and Graham 2013, 145)
Citing Journal Articles
Little, Geoffrey. "'The People Must Have Plenty of Good Books': The Lady Tweedsmuir Prairie Library Scheme, 1936-40." Library & Information History 28, no. 2 (June 2012): 103-116. http://db25.linccweb.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN= 76140568&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Hicks, Jeremy. "'Soul Destroyers': Soviet Reporting of Nazi Genocide and its Perpetrators at the Krasnodar and Khar'kov Trials." History 98, no. 332: 530-547. doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12022.
- Geoffrey Little, "The People Must Have Plenty of Good Books': The Lady Tweedsmuir Prairie Library Scheme, 1936-40," Library & Information History 28, no. 2: 109, http://db25.linccweb.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h& AN=76140568&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
- Little, "The People Must Have Plenty of Good Books," 112.
(Little 2012, 109)
Citing Web Resources
"The Bill of Rights." U.S. History Online Textbook. Accessed April 30, 2014. http://www.ushistory.org/us/18a.asp.
Jaffee, David. "America Comes of Age: 1876–1900." Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Last modified April 2007. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/amer/hd_amer.htm.
*If the website does not give the last update date, include the access date.
- "The Bill of Rights," U.S. History Online Textbook, accessed April 30, 2014, http://www.ushistory.org/us/18a.asp.
- David Jaffee, "America Comes of Age: 1876–1900," Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, last modified April 2007, http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/amer/hd_amer.htm.