Cite Right: Chicago Style for Books

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Print Book


Mike:

This is an example of a citation found in the library catalog. All the elements that you need to cite the book properly are here. Book citations require: author(s) or editor(s), publication date, title of the book, publisher name, and publication city.

They need to be reformatted and rearranged in order to comply with Chicago style guidelines. Add the page number in the book at the end of the citation. Take a look at the correct format:

2. Louis Uchitelle, The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences (New York: Knopf, 2006), 65.

E-book


Mike:

E-book citations are similar to print book citations.  There are just a few extra elements in the citation to show it is an electronic resource.  Here are the elements you need to cite this e-book properly:  author(s) or editor(s), publication date, title of the book, publisher, accessed date and E-book vendor.