Print Publication Examples: Bibliography

Select a print publication type to see the Chicago style format and an example reference.

Note: Make sure you space and indent your citations as per The Chicago Manual of Style rules. Entries are single-spaced. Keep the first line flush with the left-hand margin. Indent successive lines 0.5” or 1.27 cm. Components are separated by periods.

Basic Format: Books

1. Author (First name Last name), Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, date of publication), page(s). 

Basic Format: Articles 

1. Author (First name Last name), “Title of Article,” Title of Journal volume, no. of issue (year of publication): page(s).


One Author

Sheehan, Neil. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1988.

Two or three authors

Schwarz, John E., and Thomas J. Volgy. The Forgotten American. New York: Norton, 1992.

Four or more authors: List only the first author’s name and then et al. to refer to the other authors. 

Quirk, Randolf, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, and Jan Svartik. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman Group Limited, 1985.

Article as book chapter (include chapter pages)

Tillich, Paul. "Being and Love." In Moral Principles of Action, Edited by Ruth N. Anshen, 661-72.New York: Harper & Bros., 1952.

Journal articles

One author

Policano, Christopher. "Dueling Colas." Public Relations Journal 41, no. 11 (1985): 16-17.

Multiple authors

Watson, George J. and John A. McMann. "Cultural Imperialism: An Irish View." The Yale Review 75, no. 4 (1986): 503-16.

Magazine articles

Ansen, David. "Spielberg's Obsession."  Newsweek, December 20, 1993.

Theses and dissertations

Eades, Gwilym Lucas Eades. “Decolonizing Geographic Information Systems.” Master’s thesis, Carleton University, 2006.

Content last updated: July 17, 2020