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Chicago Style Guide


1. Author's First Name Last Name, Title of Book (Location: Publisher, Year), page.

Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Location: Publisher, Year.





1. Laurie Adams, A History of Western Art (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011), 256.

Adams, Laurie. A History of Western Art. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Books with more than 3 authors

5. Geraldo Lopez et al., China and the West (Boston: Little Brown, 2004), 481.

Lopez, Geraldo, Judith P. Salt, Anne Ming, and Henry Reisen. China and the West. Boston: Little Brown, 2004.


Include doi or URL

2. Michiel Horn, Academic Freedom in Canada: A History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), 128. doi: 469060.

Horn, Michiel. Academic Freedom in Canada: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. doi: 469060. 


The abbreviation "s.v." (sub verbo, "under the word") means the article's title is not signed

3. Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th ed., s.v. "eugenics."

Encyclopedia and Dictionary entries do not usually appear in the bibliography

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.