This guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Common elements for all citations include author (editor, compiler, etc.), title of the work and date of publication (University of Chicago Press, 2003). Please look through the sections below to find specific information regarding how to cite and how to create a bibliography compliant with the Chicago style. The bold numbers refer to the specific section of the Chicago Manual of Style being used. Generally, this citation guide describes bibliography citation style for the arts and literature; please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style for information on how to construct citations for the sciences.
For additional examples, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style available in the Ready Reference section on the first floor of the USF Tampa Library or refer to the links to the right. Many of these examples are modifiied from Ohio State University’s Chicago guide.
Please note that the examples have been compressed to show the hanging indent necessary for a Chicago style bibliography. This is not necessary if your citation fits on one line. See The Chicago Manual of Style for more details.
Yow, Valerie Raleigh. Recording oral history: a guide for the humanities and social
sciences. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2005.
Two to three authors
Adams, Don, and Arlene Goldbard. Creative community: the art of cultural development.
New York, NY: Rockefeller Foundation, Creativity & Culture Division, 2001.
Corporate or organization author
Oberlin College. Conservatory of Music. Library. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Best Collection of Autographs, in
the Mary M. Vial Music Library of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Oberlin, OH:
Oberlin College Library, 1967.
Journal (One Author)
Section 17.156, 17.168
Banks, William. “A Secret Meeting in Boise.” Midwestern Political Review 6 (1958): 26-31.
Journal (Two Authors)
Section 17.156, 17.168
Brown, Cecelia M., and Lina Ortega. “Information Seeking Behavior of Physical Science Librarians:
Does Research Inform Practice?” College & Research Libraries 66 (2005): 231-247.
“In an article on rampage killers (New York Times, April 10, 2000), Laurie Goodstein and William
Note: “In his article on Nebo in the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Morris
Jastrow noted that…”
Electronic Resources Including Internet
Electronic Journal or Newspaper Article
Sections 17.12, 17.359
Carbado, Devon W. “Black Male Racial Victimhood.” Callaloo 21, no. 2 (1998): 337-361.
http://www.jstor.org/ (accessed July 8, 2005).
Nydam, Ronald J. Adoptees Come of Age: Living Within Two Families. Louisville, KY: Westminster John
Knox Press, 1999. http://www.netlibrary.com (accessed July 8, 2005).
Ellison, Jim. Assessing the accessibility of fifty United States government Web pages: Using Bobby to
check on Uncle Sam. First Monday, volume 9, number 7 (July 2004). http://www.firstmonday.org
(accessed June 16, 2005).
General format for bibliography.
Film, Television, and Other Recorded Mediums
Sections 17.272, 17.273
Title of work. Format. Director. Original Release Year. City: Studio/distributor, Video Release Year.
Group, Composer or Performer. Title. Medium. Recording Company