Print Publication Examples: Notes

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

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). 

Note:  Remember to indent the first line (.5" or 1.27 cm) and then make all other lines flush with the left-hand margin.


One Author

1. Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985), 44.

Two or three authors

2. John E. Schwarz and Thomas J. Volgy, The Forgotten American (New York: Norton, 1992), 42.

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

3. Randolf Quirk et al., A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (London: Longman Group Limited, 1985), 56.

Article (chapter) within a book or anthology

7. Paul Tillich, “Being in Love,” in Moral Principles of Action, ed. Ruth N. Anshen (New York: Harper & Bros., 1952), 662.

Journal articles

One author

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

Two authors 

7. George J. Watson and John A. McMann, "Cultural Imperialism: An Irish View," The Yale Review 75, no. 4 (1986): 506-15.

Magazine articles

5. David Ansen, "Spielberg's Obsession," Newsweek, December 20, 1993, 112. 

Newspaper articles

4. "The Wrong Issue in Bosnia," New York Times, March 22, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

10. Gwilym Lucas Eades, “Decolonizing Geographic Information Systems” (master’s thesis, Carleton University, 2006), 25.

Content last updated: July 17, 2020