Chicago Manual of Style Citations Guide: 16th Edition

Overview

Download the PDF below for a quick guide to the Author-Date system for the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

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English translations for any foreign titles should be included in brackets following the titles in the original language. See full citation examples below:

Book Example:

Pirumova, Nataliia. 1977. Zemskoe liberal’noe dvizhenie: Sotsial’nye korni i evoliutsiia do nachala XX veka [The Zemstvo Liberal Movement: Its Social Roots and Evolution to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century]. Moscow: Izdatel’stvo “Nauka.”

Journal Example:

Pirumova, Nataliia. 1977. “Zemskoe liberal’noe dvizhenie: Sotsial’nye korni i evoliutsiia do nachala XX veka” [The Zemstvo Liberal Movement: Its Social Roots and Evolution to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century]. Zhurnal sotsial'nykh korney i evolyutsii [Journal of Social Roots and Evolution] 3 (3): 1–24.


When formatting your citations, please remember to avoid these common mistakes:
  1. In-text citations should appear at the end of the of the information being cited, either at the end of a sentence or at the end of a paragraph. Sentences should not begin with in-text citations.
  2. In-text citations should only include a page number when citing a direct quote. If you are not citing a direct quote, please do not include a page number.
  3. When using a direct quote, the exact words must be attributed to the source. Please use "double quotation" marks to indicate a direct quote. Direct quotes should contain a page number with the citation. Example: Smith said, "direct quotes contain a page number" (Smith 2016, 34).
  4. The reference list should only list citations which appear in-text. If a source is not cited in-text, it should not appear in the reference list.
  5. Please refrain from using any of the "citations and bibliography" tools or features in Microsoft Word. These are not editor-friendly software tools and they cause numerous problems during typesetting. Citations and references should be entered as regular text without the aid of any special features or tools.