Abbreviated Guide to the Chicago Manual of Style

[Chicago Manual of Style. 15th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.]:





“B:” indicates the citation for a bibliography.

“N:” indicates the citation for a footnote or endnote.


A book by a single author:

 

B:        Dunn, Durwood. Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 1988.

 

N:                    13. Durwood Dunn, Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937 (Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 1988), 122.


A book by two authors:

 

B:        Inscoe, John and Gordon McKinney. The Heart of Confederate Appalachia : Western North Carolina in the Civil War. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

 

N:                    14. John Inscoe and Gordon McKinney, The Heart of Confederate Appalachia : Western North Carolina in the Civil War (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2000), 122.



An article in a journal:

 

B:        Schutz, J. Christopher. “The Burning of America: Race, Radicalism, and the Charlotte Three Trial in 1970s North Carolina. The North Carolina Historical Review 76 (January 1999): 43-65.

 

N:                    15. J. Christopher Schutz, “The Burning of America: Race, Radicalism, and the Charlotte Three Trial in 1970s North Carolina. The North Carolina Historical Review 76 (January 1999): 52-54.


Informally Published Electronic Material:

For original content from online sources other than periodicals, including as much of the following as can be determined: author of the content, title of page, title or owner of the site, URL. Citations of site content are best relegated to notes; in works with no notes, they may be included in the reference list or bibliography. You should also use the dates that you accessed the site listed parenthetically at the end, e.g. “(accessed July 10, 2001).

 

N:                    14. 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.html (accessed July 18, 2002).

 

B:        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.html (accessed July 18, 2002)



If there is no author per se, the owner of the site may stand in for the author.

 

N:                    19. The Bahai of the United States, “History,” The Bahai Faith, http://www .us.bahai.org/history/index.html (accessed November 9, 2003).

 

B:        The Bahai of the United States, “History,” The Bahai Faith, http://www.us.bahai.org/ history/index.html (accessed November 9, 2003).




For content from very informal sites, such as personal home pages and fan sites, where titles may be lacking, descriptive phrases may be used.

 

N:                    17. Chris Schutz, About the Professor Page, http://www.twcnet.edu/cschutz/

            history-page/About-Prof.html (accessed April 2, 2005).

 

B:        Schutz, Chris. About the Professor Page. http://www.twcnet.edu/cschutz/   history-page/About-Prof.html (accessed April 2, 2005).




DVD’s and videocassettes.

Facts of publication for video recordings generally follow that of books, with the addition of the type of medium. Scenes (individually accessible in DVD’s) are treated as chapters and cited by author and title. Note that in the second example, the citation is to material original to the 2001 edition, so the original film release date is omitted.

 

N:                    7. “Crop duster Attack, North by Northwest, DVD, directed by Alfred Hitchock (1959; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000).

 

B:        Cleese, John, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. “Commentaries.” Disc 2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, special ed. DVD. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Culver City, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2001.

 

B:        Handel, George Frederic. Messiah, selections. VHS. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw. Batavia, OH: Video Treasures, 1988.