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Chicago Citation Guide 17th Edition

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

Book

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

Book (p. 799)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, Book Title, page #. 

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Example

Full Note:
1. Salman Rushdie, The Ground beneath Her Feet (New York: Henry Holt, 1999), 25. 

Shortened Note:
2. Rushdie, The Ground beneath, 28.

Bibliography:
Rushdie, Salman. The Ground beneath Her Feet. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.

Tip: See Chicago Manual pages 799-828 for more information and examples on citing books.

E-Book

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

E-Book (p. 824-8)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Format, page #.     
Tip: page numbers may vary based on the e-book viewer used. In these cases it is preferred to use chapter or paragraph numbers if they are provided (eg. chap. 2 or para. 11)

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, Book Title, page #. 

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Format.

Example 1

Full Note:
1. William Rayner, Canada on the Doorstep: 1939 (Toronto: Dundurn, 2011), Ebrary e-book, 93.

Shortened Note:
2. Rayner, Canada on the Doorstep, 93

Bibliography:
Rayner, William. Canada on the Doorstep: 1939. Toronto: Dundurn, 2011. Ebrary e-book.

Example 2

Full Note:
1. Elliot Antokoletz, Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok (New York: Oxford University Press 2008), doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.001.0001.

Shortened Note:
2.  Antokoletz, Musical Symbolism.

Bibliography:
Antokoletz, Elliot. Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok. New York: Oxford University Press 2008. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.001.0001.

Contribution to a Multi-Author Book

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

Contribution to a Multi-Author Book (p. 803)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, "Chapter Title in Quotation Marks," in Book Title: Subtitle, ed. Editor First Name Surname (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Chapter Title in Quotation Marks," page #. 

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. "Chapter Title in Quotation Marks." In Book Title: Subtitle, edited by Editor First Name Surname, page range of chapterPlace of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Example

Full Note:
1. Bob Stewart, "Wag of the Tail: Reflecting on Pet Ownership," in Enriching Our Lives with Animals, ed. John Jaimeson, Tony Bannerman and Selena Wong (Toronto, ON: Petlove Press, 2007),100. 

Shortened Note:
2. Stewart, "Wag of the Tail," 102.

Bibliography:
Stewart, Bob. "Wag of the Tail: Reflecting on Pet Ownership." In Enriching Our Lives with Animals, edited by John Jaimeson, Tony Bannerman and Selena Wong, 97-105. Toronto, ON: Petlove Press, 2007.

Tip: See Chicago Manual pages 799-828 for more information and examples on citing books.