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Citing sources

Chicago Style Examples

The Chicago Manual of Style uses two different styles of documentation and citation: the humanities style which uses notes and a bibliographies, and the author-date system, which is used more frequently in the natural and social sciences.

Book: basic form, single author

Author/Date:
Webber, Michael. 2016. Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Notes and Bibliographies:
Webber, Michael. Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 

Book: basic form, two authors

Author/Date:
Holmes, Richard T, and Gene E. Likens. 2016. Hubbard Book: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Notes and Bibliographies:
Holmes, Richard T, and Gene E. Likens. Hubbard Book: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 

Chapter in Edited work

Author/Date: 
Meyer, Sabine N. 2016. "The Marshall Trilogy and Its Legacies."  In The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, edited by Deborah L. Madsen, 123-134. New YorkRoutledge.

Notes and Bibliographies:
Meyer, Sabine N. "The Marshall Trilogy and Its Legacies."  In The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, edited by Deborah L. Madsen, 123-134. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Journal Article

Author/Date:
Biswas, Soumendu, V. N. Giri, and Kailash B. L. Srivastava. 2007. "Assessing the Impact of Organizational Culture and Communication on Employee Performance and Organizational Effectiveness." Psychological Studies 52 (1): 20-28.

Notes and Bibliographies:
Biswas, Soumendu, V. N. Giri, and Kailash B. L. Srivastava. "Assessing the Impact of Organizational Culture and Communication on Employee Performance and Organizational Effectiveness." Psychological Studies 52, no. 1 (2007): 20-28.

Magazine or Newspaper Article 

Author/Date:
Reiter, Ben. 2015. "Brain Trust. (Cover Story)." Sports Illustrated 123 (25): 29-34.

Notes and Bibliographies:
Reiter, Ben. "Brain Trust. (Cover Story)." Sports Illustrated 123, no. 25 (2015): 29-34.

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