Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Books and Book Parts

1. Book with Unknown Authors

Notes Format:
Numeral. Book Title-in italics (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

1. Washington Post Guide to Washington (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013), 12.

Bibliography Format:
Book Title-in italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Washington Post Guide to Washington. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.


2. Book with Group or Corporate Author

Notes Format:
Numeral. Group or Corporate Author, Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

2. Time-Life Books, The Age of God Kings: Time Frame-3000-1500 B.C. (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Education, 1987), 17.

Bibliography Format:
Group or Corporate Author. Book Title-in italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Time-Life Books. The Age of God Kings: Time Frame-3000-1500 B.C. Alexandria, VA: Little, Time-Life Education, 1987.


3. Book with with One Author

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

3. Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993), 54.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. Book Title-in italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993.


4. Book with Two Authors

Note: Names must always appear in the same order as found on the Title page of the work being cited.

Notes Format:
Numeral. First Author-First Name first and Next Author-First Name first, Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

4. Ira Schor and Paulo Freire, A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education (New York: Bergin and Garvey, 1987), 89.

Bibliography Format:
First Author-Last Name first, and Next Author-First Name first. Book Title-in italics, Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Schor, Ira, and Paulo Freire. A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education. New York: Bergin and Garvey, 1987.


5. Book with Three Authors

Note: Names must always appear in the same order, separated by commas, as found on the Title page of the work being cited.

Notes Format:
Numeral. First Author-First Name first, Next Author(s)-First Names first, Book Title-in italics, number ed.-when applicable. (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

2. Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu, The Business Writer's Handbook, 7th ed. (Boston and New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003), 116.

Bibliography Format:
First Author-Last Name first. Next Author(s)-First Names first. Book Title-in italics. Number ed.-when applicable. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Alred, Gerald J., Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu. The Business Writer's Handbook. 7th ed. Boston and New York: Bedford/St.


6. Book with Four or More Authors

Note: Names must always appear in the same order as found on the Title page of the work being cited. Note entries use the first name first rule for the author and the Latin abbreviation "et al.," or its literal translation "and others" for all other author names. In the bibliography, use the last name first rule for the lead author's name and the first name first rule for all other authors. Separate names with commas.

Notes Format:
Numeral. First Author-First Name first, et al., Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

5. James L. Roark et al., The American Promise (Boston: Bedford, 1998).

Bibliography Format:
First Author-Last Name first. Next Author(s)-Initials or First Names first. Book Title-in italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Roark, James L., M. Johnson, P. Cohen, S. Stage, A. Lawson, and S. Hartmann. The American Promise. Boston: Bedford, 1998.


7. Book with Author & Editor(s) or Translator(s)

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, ed. or trans. Editor(s) or Translator(s)-First Names first, Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

6. Martin Heidegger, On the Way to Language, trans. Peter D. Hertz (San Francisco: Harper Collins, HarperSanFrancisco, 1971), 32.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. Book Title-in italics. Edited or Translated by-First Name(s) first. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Heidegger, Martin. On the Way to Language. Translated by Peter D. Hertz. San Francisco: Harper Collins, HarperSanFrancisco, 1971.


8. Edited Book/Anthology/Collection

Notes Format:
Numeral. First Editor-First Name first, ed(s). Next Editor(s) or Translator(s)-Initials or First Names first, Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

7. Nancy Buffington, Marvin Diogenes, and Clyde Moneyhun, eds. Living Languages: Contexts for Reading and Writing (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, Blair Press, 1997), 351.

Bibliography Format:
First Editor or Translator-First Name first. Next Editor(s) or Translator(s)-Initials or First Names first. ed. or trans. Book Title-in italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Buffington, N., M. Diogenes, and C. Moneyhun, eds. Living Languages: Contexts for Reading and Writing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, Blair Press, 1997.


9. Chapter or Selection in Book Anthology/Collection

Notes Format:
Numeral. Chapter Author-First Name first "Chapter Title,"-in Quotation Marks, Book or Anthology Book Title-in italics, ed(s). Editor(s) Initials or First Names first, Page Number(s) (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis.

8. John McPhee, "The Search for Marvin Gardens," in The Next American Essay, ed. John D'Agata, 9-20 (St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2003).

Bibliography Format:
Chapter Author-Last Name first "Chapter Title,"-in Quotation Marks, Book or Anthology Title-in italics, edited by Editor(s) First Names first, Page Number(s). Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication.

McPhee, John. "The Search for Marvin Gardens." In The Next American Essay, edited by John D'Agata, 9-20. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2003.


10. Chapter in an Unedited Book

Notes Format:
Author-First Name first. "Chapter Title,"-in quotation marks. Chap. Number-if applicable in Book Title-in italics. (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

9. Susan Millar Williams, "Cross Purposes," chap. 6 in A Devil and a Good Woman, Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin. (Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1997).

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. "Chapter Title."-in quotation marks. Chap. Number-if applicable in Book Title-in italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Williams, Susan Millar. "Cross Purposes." Chap. 6 in A Devil and a Good Woman, Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1997.


 

11. Book Editions (Second, Third, etc.)

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, Book Title-in italics, Numbered ed. or rev. ed. (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

10. Stephen Reid, The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, 4th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998), 124.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first, Book Title-in italics, Numbered ed. or rev. ed. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Reid, Stephen. The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.


12. Republished (Republished) Book

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, Book Title-in italics, (Original Publication Year; repr., Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of New Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

11. Elsie Clews Parsons, Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina (1923; repr., Chicago: Afro-Am Press, 1969), 135-136.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. Book Title-in italics. Original Publication Year. Reprint, Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of New Publication-no parenthesis.

Parsons, Elsie Clews. Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina. 1923. Reprint, Chicago: Afro-Am Press, 1969.


13. Sacred Texts

Note: Sacred texts such as the Christian Bible, Islam's Holy Qur'an and the Hebrew Torah are generally not included in the bibliography.

Notes Format:
Numeral. Book Title, Chapter: Verse (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year Publication)-in parenthesis, No page Number(s).

12. Qur'an, 57:4 (New York: Penguin Classics, 2004).


14. Untitled Volume in a Multivolume Work

Notes Format:
Numeral. Authors-First Names first, Multivolume Book Title-in italics, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Volume Number: Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

13. John M. Faragher et al., Out of Many: A History of the American People. (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice, 1994), 1:97-102.

Bibliography Format:
First Author-Last Name first, Other Authors-First Name first Volume Book Title-in italics, Vol. Number of Multivolume Work Title. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Faragher, John M., Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan H. Armitage. Out of Many: A History of the American People. Vol. 1. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice, 1994.

Note: In cases where all volumes are used, substitute the total number of volumes in place of "Vol. 1." after the title.

Faragher, John M., Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan H. Armitage. Out of Many: A History of the American People. 2 vols. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice, 1994.


15. Titled Volume in a Multivolume Work

Notes Format:
Numeral. Authors-First Names first, Volume Book Title-in italics, vol. Number of followed by Multivolume Work Title-in italics (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Volume Number: Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

14. Louis A. Garavaglia and Charles G. Worman, Firearms of the American West, 1803 - 1865, vol. 1 of Firearms of the American West (Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1998), 31-32.

Bibliography Format:
First Author-Last Name first. Volume Book Title-in italics. Vol. Number of Multivolume Work Title-in Italics. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Louis A. Garavaglia and Charles G. Worman. Firearms of the American West, 1803 - 1865. Vol. 1 of Firearms of the American West. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1998.


16. Book in a Series

Notes Format:
Numeral. Authors-First Names first, Book Title-in italics, Name of Book Series, Editor-if applicable, vol. Number-if applicable. (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Volume Number: Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

15. Michael Levine, African Americans and Civil Rights: from 1619 to the Present, Social Issues in American History Series (Phoenix, AZ: Orynx Press, 1996), 42.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. Book Title-in italics. Name of Book Series. Editor-if applicable, vol. Number-if applicable. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-no parenthesis.

Levine, Michael. African Americans and Civil Rights: from 1619 to the Present. Social Issues in American History Series. Phoenix, AZ: Orynx Press, 1996.


17. Book Without Publication InNotes Formation

Notes Format:
Numeral-period and one space, Author-First Name first, Book Title-in italics (n.p., n.d.)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

Note: N.p. and n.d. stand for no page, no date.

16. Roy G. Biv, On Learning the Color Spectrum (n.p., n.d.), 15.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first, Book Title-in italics. N.p., n.d.-no parenthesis.

Biv, Roy G. On Learning the Color Spectrum. N.p., n.d.


18. Book Introduction, Preface, Forward or Afterword

Notes Format:
Introduction Author-First Name first, introduction to Book Title-in Italics, by Book Author-First Name first, (Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s) when citing specific portions or quoted passages.

17. David Lodge, introduction to Emma, by Jane Austen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971), 5.

Bibliography Format:
Introduction Author-Last Name first. Introduction to Book Title-in italics, by Book Author-First Name first, Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of Publication-in parenthesis

Lodge, David. Introduction to Emma, by Jane Austen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.

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