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Liberal Arts quick guide to Chicago Manual of Style (notes and bibliography)

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Notes

Short notes

Bibliography/reference list

Single-authored book

Jon McGregor, Even the Dogs (London: Bloomsbury, 2011), 16.

[Here and throughout, the final number refers to page referenced]

McGregor, Even the Dogs, 16.

McGregor, Jon. Even the Dogs. London: Bloomsbury, 2011.

[Note the lack of brackets in references in the bibliography; full stops rather than commas]

Book by two authors

Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination, 2nd ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000), 103.

[Note that information is given about the edition number after the title but only if it is not the first edition]

Gilbert and Gubar, Madwoman in the Attic, 103.

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. 2nd ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

[Note that only the first author’s name is given surname first]

Edited book by one editor

Mike Finn, ed., The Gove Legacy: Education in Britain After the Coalition (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015), 37.

Finn, The Gove Legacy, 37.

Mike Finn, ed., The Gove Legacy: Education in Britain After the Coalition (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015), 37.

Edited book by three editors

Susan Belasco, Ed Folsom, and Kenneth M. Price, eds., Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (Newhaven: Nebraska Press, 2007), 72.

Belasco, Folsom, and Price, Sesquicentennial Essays, 72.

Belasco, Susan, Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, eds. Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays. Newhaven: Nebraska Press, 2007.

Chapter in an edited book

Henry David Thoreau, “Walking,” in The Making of the American Essay, ed. John D’Agata (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016), 182.

Thoreau, “Walking,” 182.

Thoreau, Henry David. 2016. “Walking.” In The Making of the American Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 167–95.Minneapolis: Graywolf Press.

[Note that the bibliographic reference gives the page range for the entire chapter rather than the page referenced]

Translated book

Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, trans. Gregory Rabassa (London: Viking, 2014), 25.

Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, 25.

Márquez, Gabriel García. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. London: Viking, 2014.

 

 

E-books

[For books consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database. For other types of e-books, name the format. If no fixed page numbers are available, cite a section title or a chapter if available]

Matthew K. Gold, ed., Debates in the Digital Humanities (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016), 33,
http://dhdebates.
gc.cuny.edu/
debates?
data=toc-open.

 

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Deliberating American Monetary Policy: A Textual Analysis, (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2014), 12, ProQuest Ebrary.

 

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (New York: Penguin Classics, 2007), chap. 3, Kindle.

Gold, Digital Humanities, 33.

 

 

 

 

Schonhardt-Bailey, Deliberating American Monetary Policy, 12.

 

 

Austen, Pride and Prejudice, chap. 3.

Gold, Matthew K., ed. 2016. Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
http://dhdebates.
gc.cuny.edu/
debates?
data=toc-open.

 

Schonhardt-Bailey, Cheryl. 2014. Deliberating American Monetary Policy: A Textual Analysis. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2014. ProQuest Ebrary.

 

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. 2007. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle.

Journal article (print)

Eileen Yeo, “Christianity in Chartist Struggle, 1838-1842,” Past and Present Society 91, no.6 (1981): 123.

Yeo, “Christianity in Chartist Struggle," 123.

Yeo, Eileen. 1981. “Christianity in Chartist Struggle, 1838-1842.” Past and Present Society 91, no.6: 109-139.

[Note that the bibliographic reference gives the page range for the entire article rather than the page referenced]

Journal article (online)

[Include URL, name of database or DOI]

Michael G. Kelly, “Utopian Studies in Ireland,” Utopian Studies 27, no. 3 (2016): 457,
https://0-muse-jhu-
edu.pugwash.
lib.warwick.ac.uk/.

 

Amy Dru Stanley, “Instead of Waiting for the Thirteenth Amendment: The War Power, Slave Marriage, and Inviolate Human Rights,” American Historical Review 115, no. 3 (2010): 755, doi:10.1086/ahr.115.3.732.

 

Peter LaSalle, “Conundrum: A Story about Reading,” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95, Project MUSE.

Kelly, “Utopian Studies in Ireland,” 457.

 

 

 

Stanley, “Instead of Waiting,” 755.

 

 

 

LaSalle, “Conundrum,” 101.

Kelly, Michael G. “Utopian Studies in Ireland.” Utopian Studies 27, no. 3 (2016): 457-476.
https://0-muse-jhu-
edu.pugwash.
lib.warwick.ac.uk/.

 

Stanley, Amy Dru. “Instead of Waiting for the Thirteenth Amendment: The War Power, Slave Marriage, and Inviolate Human Rights.” American Historical Review 115, no. 3 (2010): 732-65. doi:10.1086/ahr.115.3.732.

LaSalle, Peter. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95–109. Project MUSE.

News or magazine articles

 

[In print editions a page number is given rather than a paragraph number and the URL is omitted]

George Monbiot, “Peer Review and Scientific Publishing. Scientific Publishing is a Rip-off: We Fund the Research – it Should be Free,” Guardian, September 13, 2018, para. 1, https://www.theguardian.com/
commentisfree/2018/
sep/13/scientific-
publishing-rip-off-
taxpayers-fund-research.

 

Monbiot, “Scientific Publishing,” para. 1.

Monbiot, George. “Peer Review and Scientific Publishing. Scientific Publishing is a rip-off: We Fund the Research – it Should be Free.” Guardian, September 13, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/
commentisfree/2018/
sep/13/scientific-
publishing-rip-off-
taxpayers-fund-research.

Website

[If possible include date that the site was last modified; if this information is not available include date of access instead]

“Why is Referencing Important?,” University of New South Wales, last modified June 24, 2013, para. 4,
https://student.unsw.edu.au/
why-referencing-important.

 

The Quipu Project, last accessed September 13, 2018, para. 5, https://interactive.
quipuproject.com/#/
en/quipu/intro.

 

 

bell hooks, “Femme Feminista,” May 11, 2015,
http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/
blog/femme-feminista

 

[note that bell hooks isn’t capitalized because the author chooses to use lower case; it is customary to follow the author’s expressed wishes, though some publishers do not]

University of New South Wales, “Why is Referencing Important?,” para. 4.

 

 

 

The Quipu Project, para. 5.

 

 

 

 

hooks, “Femme Feminista.”

University of New South Wales. “Why is Referencing Important?.” Last modified June 24, 2013.
https://student.unsw.edu.au/
why-referencing-important.

 

The Quipu Project. Last accessed September 13, 2018. https://interactive
.quipu-project.com/#/
en/quipu/intro.

 

 

hooks, bell. “Femme Feminista.” May 11, 2015.
http://www.bellhooksinstitute.
com/blog/femme-feminista

Film [note medium at end of reference; e.g. VHS/DVD/online. Provide URL if online]

Alfonso Cuarón, dir. Gravity, Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Pictures, 2014. Blu-ray Disc, 1080p HD, 01:22:30.

Cuarón, Gravity, 01:22:30.

Cuarón, Alfonso, dir. Gravity. Burbank, CA:Warner Bros. Pictures, 2014. Blu-ray Disc, 1080p HD.

Television episode

Russ Mayberry, dir., The Brady Bunch, Season 3, episode 10, “Her Sister’s Shadow,” aired November 19, 1971, on ABC,
https://www.hulu.com/
the-brady-bunch.

Mayberry, “Her Sister’s Shadow.”

Mayberry, Russ, dir. The Brady Bunch. Season 3, episode 10, “Her Sister’s Shadow.” Aired November 19, 1971, on ABC.
https://www.hulu.com/
the-brady-bunch.

Album

Stormzy, Gang Signs and Prayer, #Merky Records, 2017, Spotify.

Stormzy, Gang Signs and Prayer.

Stormzy. Gang Signs and Prayer. #Merky Records, 2017. Spotify.

Song on album

Stormzy, “Mr Skeng,” track 7 on Gang Signs and Prayer, #Merky Records, 2017, Spotify, ll.56-72.

[“ll.” identifies a range of lines in the song/track; use “l.” to refer to one line]

Stormzy, “Mr Skeng,” ll.56-72.

Stormzy. “Mr Skeng.” Gang Signs and Prayer. #Merky Records, 2017. Spotify.

Tweet

Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien), “In honor of Earth Day, I’m recycling my tweets,” Twitter, April 22, 2015, 11:10 a.m., https://twitter.com/
ConanOBrien/status/
590940792967016448.

 

[When quoting social media posts it is acceptable to work the essential information into the main body of your essay rather than using footnotes and a bibliography to reference.]

O’Brien, Twitter post.

O’Brien, Conan (@ConanOBrien). “In honor of Earth Day, I’m recycling my tweets.” Twitter, April 22, 2015, 11:10 a.m. https://twitter.com/
ConanOBrien/status/
590940792967016448.