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Chicago Style (17th Edition) Citation Guide: How To Cite: Common Sources

A citation guide for Chicago Style 17th Edition. Includes Author-Date style and Notes & Bibliography style.

This page contains the following sub-pages:

  • Journal Articles
  • Magazine/Newspaper Articles
  • Books & Ebooks
  • Government & Legal Documents
  • Websites
  • Secondary Sources
  • Videos & DVDs

General Tips

1. If there is no known author, start the citation with the title of the article instead.

2. Chicago style does not recommend including access dates in the citation, unless no date of publication for the source may be located.

3. A stable URL is preferable at the end of citations from library databases, but if one is not available then use the name of the database.