Skip to Main Content

Citation Styles

Using These Examples

The examples provided are the most commonly cited types of sources such as books, articles in journals, magazines & newspapers, and miscellaneous sources including conferences, web pages, media & other electronic resources. The examples shown here are based on the Chicago Style Manual, 16th ed., 2010  available online and in print.



No Author or Editor - Reference Book:
College Bound Seniors. Princeton: College Board Publications, 1979.  

Entry in a Reference Work:
Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed. S.v. "Wales."

One Author:
Whitehead, Laurence. Latin America: A New Interpretation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Two Authors:
Restall, Matthew, and Kris Lane. Latin America in Colonial Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Subsequent Edition:
 Black, Jan Knippers, ed. Latin America, Its Problems and Its Promise: A Multidisciplinary Introduction. 4th ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2005.

Edited Book:
McPherson, Alan, ed. Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006.

Electronic Book:
Gallagher, Gary W., and Alan T. Nolan, eds. The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000. Accessed October 19, 2012.

Corporate Author:
National Council of Teachers of English.  Adventuring with Books; 2,400 Titles for Pre-K-Grade 8. New York: Citation Press, 1973.

Anthology or Compilation:
Sherow, James E., ed.  A Sense of the American West: An Anthology of Environmental History. Boston: Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Chapter in a Book:
Huxham, Chris. “Collaboration and Collaborative Advantage.” In Creating Collaborative Advantage, edited by Chris Huxham, 1-18. London: Sage, 1996.

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Magazine, No Author, from a Printed Source:
"Unsnarling the I-way Traffic Jams." Business Week, January 12, 1998, 87.


Magazine from a Print Source:

Ezzell, Carol. "Care for a Dying Continent." Scientific American, May 2000.

Magazine Article from an Online Database:

Bunce, Valerie. "Rethinking Recent Democritization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience." World Politics 55, no. 2 (2003): 167-192.

Journal Article from a Print Source:

Gallegos, Bee, and Peter Rillero. "Bibliographic Database Competencies for Preservice Teachers." Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 4(1996): 231-246.

Journal Article from an Online Journal:

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

Online Journal Article from Web:

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

Newspaper Article from an Online Database:

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

Online Newspaper Article from Web:

Newton, Carl. “Driving-while-texting ban advances Senate.” The Arizona Republic, February 15, 2010.

Newspaper from Print Source:

Arizona Republic. “Why Johnny Can't Play.”   June 5, 1997.



Other Types of Sources

Conference Paper:
Gallegos, Bee, Tammy Allgood, and Karen Grondin. “Quarantined: The Fletcher Library Game Project.” Paper presented at the Thirty-fifth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, San Diego, CA, May 5-7, 2007.

Film, Video or DVD:
Joe Versus the Volcano. Directed by John Patrick Shanley. 1990. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2002. DVD.


Sound Recording:

Pink Floyd. Atom Heart Mother. Capitol CDP 7 46381 2, 1990, compact disc. Originally released in 1970.

Entire Website:

Google. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11, 2009.



Richard Jones, e-mail to Connie Reynolds, July 10, 2012.