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African American history

Resources for the study of African American history

Basic Citation Guidelines for Sources in a Bibliography

These are basic guidelines to citing sources for your bibliography using Chicago style. If you need to cite a different type of source, see the Chicago style guide in the Reference area of the library (2nd floor).

Book, one author

Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

Book, multiple authors

Fildes, Alan, and Joann Fletcher. Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods. London: Duncan Baird, 2001.

Book, with editor

Hockenberry, Marilyn J., ed. Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby, 2005.

Chapter in an edited book

(Note: inclusive page numbers are optional)

Sontag, Susan. "The Hunger Artist." In Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays, edited by Joan Ross Acocella. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007.

Article from a scholarly/academic journal

Inoue, Sana, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa. "Acquisition and Memory of Sequence Order in Young and Adult Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes)." Animal Cognition. 12, no. 1 (2009): 59-69.

Article from a magazine

Hosenball, Mark. "Coming Around on Iran." Newsweek, January 25, 2010, 10.

Article from a newspaper

Passariello, Christina, and David Kesmodel. "As Champagne Fizzles, Makers Squash Supply." Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2009, Eastern edition, B1.


Include as much of the following information as you can: author, title of page (enclosed in quotation marks), title or owner of the site, URL.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. Citing Information.

Frietchen, Christine. "Choosing a Spill-Proof Travel Mug." ConsumerSearch,

Creating a Research Paper Using Chicago Manual of Style

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