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Mining References - Social Sciences: Chicago Author-Date Style References

What am I Looking At?

 

I found a relevant reference - now what is it, and how do I find it? 

This page has:

  • The basic format and specific examples of references for a journal article, book, book chapter, or newspaper or magazine article,
  • Links to steps re: how to find the article or book/chapter, and
  • Links to print or online versions of the specific citation style guides.

Chicago Author-Date Style - Journal Article

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication year. "Article Title with Title Caps and Quotes." Journal Title Journal Volume Number (Issue): article first page-last page.

EXAMPLE

Bondonski, Ilya. 1989. "Caring Among the Forgotten." Journal of Social Activism 14 (Fall): 112-34.

How do I get the article?

Chicago Author-Date Style - Book

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication Year. Title of Book with Title Caps. Publisher location: Publisher.

EXAMPLE - SINGLE AUTHOR

Nairn, Tom. 1997. Faces of Nationalism: Janus Revisited. London: Verso.

EXAMPLE - EDITED VOLUME

Sarat, Austin and Stuart Scheingold, eds. 1998. Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

How do I get the book?

Chicago Author-Date Style - Book Chapter

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name, and additional authors First Name Last Name. Publication year. "Chapter Title with Title Caps and Quotes." In Book Title, ed. Editor's First Name Last Name, chapter first page-last page. Publisher location: Publisher.

EXAMPLE

Roell, Craig H. 1994. "The Piano in the American Home." In The Arts and the American Home, 1890 - 1930, ed. Jessica H. Foy and Karal Ann Marling, 193-204. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

How do I get the book chapter?

Chicago Author-Date Style - Newspaper or Magazine Article

BASIC FORMAT

Author Last Name, First Name. Publication year. "Article Title with Title Caps and Quotes." Magazine/Newspaper Title, publication month and day, article page numbers and/or newspaper section.

EXAMPLE - MAGAZINE

Birnbaum, Jeffrey H. 1998. "How to Succeed at Damage Control." Fortune, March 30, 173-176.

EXAMPLE - NEWSPAPER

Erlanger, Steven. 1998. "Pact on Israeli Pullback Hinges on Defining Army's Role." New York Times, May 8, sec. A.

Credit:

All examples on this page are from the Williams College Libraries.

Chicago Manual of Style

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