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Author-Date Reference System

For most electronic sources, Chicago recommends the addition of a URL or DOI following the full facts of publication.

The examples are given with the text citation format (parenthetical citations) followed by the  reference list format.

Journal articles:

(Novak 2008, 758)

Novak, William J. 2008. "The Myth of the  'Week' American State." American Historical Revew 113: 752-72.
           doi: 10.1086/ahr.113.3.752.

(Karmaus and Riebow 2004, 645)

Karmaus, Wilfried, and John F. Riebow. 2004. "Storage of Serum in Plastic and Glass Containers May Alter
           the Serum Concentration of Polychlorinated Biphenyls." Environmental Health Perspectives 112 (May): 643-47.
           http://www.jstor.org/stable/3435987.

Website (undated). --To cite an undated online document in a reference list, use an access date rather than n.d. (no dtae).

(Evanston Public Library 2008)

Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. 2008. "Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000-2010: A Decade of
          Outreach." Evanston Public Library. Accessed July 19. http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00.html.

 

Notes and Bibliography System

For most electronic sources, Chicago recommends the addition of a URL or DOI following the full facts of publication.

--Journal article

        34. Olson, "Codes, Costs, and Critiques." 22-23.  (Shortened Citation in a Note)

      1. Hope A. Olson, "Codes, Costs, and Critiques: The organiztion of Information
in Library Quarterly, 1931-2004," Library Quarterly 76, no. 1 (2006): 20,
doi: 10.1086/504343. 
(Full Citation in a Note)

Olson, Hope A. "Codes, Costs, and Critiques: The Organization of Information
       in Library Quarterly, 1931-2004." Library Quarterly 76, no. 1 (2006): 19-35.
       doi: 10.1086/504343.
(Entry in a Bibliography)

  -- Magazine
 
Reaves, Jessica. "A Weighty Issue: Ever-Fatter Kids." Interview
       with James Rosen. Time, March 14, 2001. http://www.time.com/time/
       nation/article/0,8599,102443,00.html. 
 
  --Newspaper
Mitchell, Alison, and Frank Bruni. "Scars Still Raw, Bush Clashes with McCain."

        New York Times, March 25, 2001. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/25/
        politics/25MCCA.html (accessed January 2, 2002). 
  -- Informally published electronic material
 Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. "Evanston Public Library Strategic

        Plan, 2000-2010: A Decade of Outreach." Evanston Public Library.
        http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00.html.

 --Website

Microsoft Corporation. "WD2000: Visual Basic Macro to Assign Clipboard Text to a
        String Variable.? Revision 1.3. Microsoft Help and Support. Last modified
        November 23, 2006. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212730.
(Entry in a Bibliography)


 (Citations in a Note)
     14.
"WD2000: Visual Basic Macro to Assign Clipboard Text to a
String Variable," revision 1.3, Microsoft Help and Support, last modified
November 23, 2006, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212730.

     15."Google Privacy Policy," last modified October 14, 2005, accessed July 19,
2008, http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

     16. "McDonald's Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts," McDonald's Corporation, accessed
July 19, 2008, http://www.mcdonals.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.

     17. Barack Obama's Facebook page, accessed July 19, 2008, http://www.facebook.com/barackobama.

     18. "Style Guide," Wikipedia, last modified July 18, 2008, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style_guide.
    

Blogs

Citationss of blog entries should include the author of the entry; the name of the entry, in quotation marks; the title or description of the blog; and a URL.

(Bibliography)
Ellis, Rhian, J. Robert Lennon, and Ed Skoog. Ward Six (blog). http://wordsix.blogspot.com/.

 (Citations in a Note)

       1. Mike Nizza, "Go Ahead, Annoy Away, an Australian Court Says," The Lede (blog), New York Times, July 15, 2008, http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/05.

        2. SteveCO, comment on Nizza, "Go Ahead, Annoy Away."

        16. Matthew Lasar, "FCC Chair Willing to Consecrate XM-Sirius Union," Ars Technica (blog), June 16, 2008, http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080616-fcc-chair-willing-to-consecrate-xm-sirius-union.html.

         19. AC, July 1, 2008 (10:18 a.m.), comment on Rhian Ellis, "Squatters' Rights," Ward Six (blog), June 30, 2008, http://wardsix.blogsport.com/2008/06/squatters-rights.html.

Electronic books

Entry in a Bibliography
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.

  Full Citation in a Note
       Jane Austen,  Pride and Prejudice ( New York: Penguin Classics, 2008),
Microsoft Reader e-book, chap. 23.

  Shortened Citation in a Note
         Austen, Pride and Prejudice, chap. 24.

 

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