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Chicago Citation Style 17th Edition

This guide will help you cite sources in Chicago Citation Style 17th Edition.

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

Basic Website

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Basic Website (pp. 844-8)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, "Title of Page," Title or Owner of Site, date last modified or accessed, URL.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Title of Page."

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name. "Title of Page." Title or Owner of Site. Date last modified or accessed. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. K. A. Johnson and J. A. Becker, "The Whole Brain Atlas," Harvard University Medical School, accessed April 29, 2011, http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/. 

Shortened Note:
2. Johnson and Becker, "The Whole Brain Atlas."

Bibliography:
Johnson, K. A., and J. A. Becker. "The Whole Brain Atlas." Harvard University Medical School. Accessed April 29, 2011.  http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/.


Tip: If there is no author, use the title or owner of the website, and move it to the author position.

Online Reference Work

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections of the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Reference Book Entry: Online, with author and editor (Sec. 14.233)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, "Title of Entry," in Title of Reference Book, edited by Editor First Name Surname (Publisher, Year), URL.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Title of Entry."

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name. "Title of Entry." In Title of Reference Book, edited by Editor First Name Surname. Publisher, Year. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. Sylvia Bruzzi, "Sainthood," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, edited by Natana J. DeLong-Bas (Oxford University Press, 2013), https://doi.org/10.1093/acref:oiso/9780199764464.001.0001.

Shortened Note:
2. Bruzzi, "Sainthood."

Bibliography:
Bruzzi, Sylvia. "Sainthood." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, edited by Natana J. DeLong-Bas. Oxford University Press, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1093/acref:oiso/9780199764464.001.0001.


Reference Book Entry: Online, no author or editor (Sec. 14.233)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Source Name, s.v. "Title of Entry," Date of Access, URL.

Shortened Note:
2. Source Name, s.v. "Title of Entry."

Bibliography:
Source Name. s.v. "Title of Entry." Date of Access. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. Merriam-Webster, s.v. "haptic (adj.)," accessed January 14, 2021, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haptic.

Shortened Note:
2. Merriam-Webster, s.v. "haptic (adj.)."

Bibliography:
Merriam-Webster. s.v. "haptic (adj.)." Accessed January 14, 2021. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haptic.


Tips: If there is no publication or revision date, supply an access date instead.

"s.v." stands for sub verbo, which means "under the word." It is used to refer to an entry in a dictionary or encyclopedia.

Canadian Government Publication from a Website

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Canadian Government Publication from a Website (pp. 885-6, 875-6)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Canada, Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title, (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), URL.

Concise Note:
2. Canada, Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title.

Bibliography:
Canada. Name of Government Body/Division. Publication Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. Canada, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Report, (Ottawa: Canada Communication Group Publishing, 1996), http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgmm_e.html.

Concise Note:
2. Canada, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Report.

Bibliography:
Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Report. Ottawa: Canada Communication Group Publishing, 1996. http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgmm_e.html.