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Citation Guides

Citation help for the major citation styles

Bibliography Entry: BOOK

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!.” New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

>>>Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

*When citing a print book in Chicago Style, remember to italicize the title and capitalize words other than articles (such as a, the, of, etc.) unless the first word of the title or first word after the colon. 

Where do I find this information for a book?


Bent, Henry E. "Professionalization of the Ph.D. Degree.” College Composition and Communication 58, no. 4 (2007): 0-145. Accessed December 5, 2008.

>>>Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Journal Title Volume number, Issue number (Year published): Page range. Date of access. URL of article.

Where do I find this information for an electronic journal article?

Bibliography Entry: WEBSITE

"Illinois Governor Wants to 'Fumigate' State's Government.” Last modified January 30, 2009.

>>>Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Website title. Last modified date. URL of article. 

When citing a website in the Chicago Style, include an author if the site has one (which could also be an organization) along with as much of the above information as possible to find.  Try to locate and include the date the website's information was published or a "last date modified" (which reflects the most recent changes).  If you cannot find either of these dates, give the date you accessed the website ("accessed March 4, 2012).  

Where do I find this information for a website?


 The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 1 June 2015.