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Chicago Citation Guide

This guide is for anyone looking for help using the Chicago Manual of Style citation system.

Print books

Books, single author or editor (14.75)

Franklin, John Hope. George Washington Williams: A Biography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.


Books, two or more authors or editors (14.76)

Stockwell, R.P., P. Schacter, and B.H. Partee, eds. The Major Syntactic Structures of English. New York: Holt, Rinehart          and Winston, 1973

An Anonymous Work (14.79)


The Wind. New York: Harper, 1925.

Edition other than the first (14.118)

Bober, M. M. Karl Marx's Interpretation of History. 2nd ed. Harvard Economic Studies. Cambridge: Harvard University          Press, 1948.

Chapter in a Book (14.111-14.112)

Rachels, James. "No Moral Difference." In Ethics for Modern Life, edited by Raziel Abelson and Marie-Louise          Friquegnon, 167-173. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.

 

Electronic books

Downloaded books  (14.166)

In Chicago style, a distinction is made between electronic books which are downloaded from a library or bookseller, versus those which are accessed online. If you are citing a downloaded ebook, the version you are using should be included in your citation, as per the following examples from the Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th edition:

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle edition.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2008. PDF e-book.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2008. Microsoft Reader e-book.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2008. Palm e-book.

   

The following is an example of a book downloaded from the Mount Library's EBL collection:

             Abbott, Doug. Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications. 3rd ed. Burlington: Newnes, 2012. PDF e-book.
 

Books read online (14.167)

If you're citing the online version of a book, you must include the URL or DOI at the end of your citation as the following examples illustrate:

A book from the Mount Library's EBL collection, read online:

             Abbott, Doug. Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications. 3rd ed. Burlington: Newnes, 2012.
                   http://www.eblib.com

A book from the Mount Library's Springer collection, read online:
.
             Korzun, Dmitry and Andrei Gurtov. Structured Peer-to-Peer Systems: Fundamentals of Hierarchical Organization,
                    Routing, Scaling, and Security. New York: Springer, 2013. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5483-0.
 

Need More Help?

For additional assistance with citation styles, consult your professor or reference staff at the Mount Library. 

You can reach the Library by email: library@msvu.ca or by phoning 457-6250.  Please note: library staff will help you as much as possible but they may also refer you back to your professor.


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