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Citing Sources: Sample Author Date Citations

Examples

The following examples display the entry first as it would appear in the References list, then the in-text citation.

 

Books

Books with One Author:

     References:

´╗┐Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin. 

 

     In-text:

     (´╗┐Pollan 2006, 99–100)

 

Books with Two Authors:

     References:

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf.

 

     In-text:

     (Ward and Burns 2007, 52)

 

Work in an Anthology (edited volume originally published elsewhere):

     References:

Cicero, Quintus Tullius. 1986. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

 

     In-text:

     (Cicero 1986, 35)

 

     References:

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 2007. "Nature." In The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 7th ed., edited by Nina Baym, 1110-1138. New York: Norton & Company.

 

     In-text:

     (Emerson 2007, 1112)

 

Book with Editor in Place of Author:

     References:

Greenberg, Joel, ed. 2008. Of Prairie, Woods, and Water: Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

     In-text:

     (Greenberg 2008, 100)

 

Book with Editor or Translator in Addition to Author:

     References:

Taylor, Edward B. 1964. Researches into the Early Development of Mankind and the Development of Civilization. Edited by Paul Bohannan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

 

     In-text:

     (Taylor 1964, 50)

 

Electronic Books and Books Consulted Online:

     References:

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

 

     In-text:

     (Austen 2007)

 

     References:

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.

 

     In-text:

     (Kurland and Lerner, chap. 10, doc. 19)

 

Articles, Magazines, and Newspapers

Scholarly Article:

     References:

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2): 405-50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247

 

     In-text:

     (Kossinets and Watts 2009, 411)

 

Popular Article (Magazine or Newspaper):

     References:

Mendelsohn, Daniel. 2010. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25.

 

     In-text:

     (Mendelsohn 2010, 68)

 

     References:

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27. Accessed February 28, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/politics/28health.html.

 

     In-text:

     (Stolberg and Pear 2010)

 

Specialized Formats

Website:

     References:

Google. 2009. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

 

     In-text:

     (Google 2009)

 

     References:

McDonald’s Corporation. 2008. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.

 

     In-text:

     (McDonald’s 2008)

Film

References:

Guggenheim, Davis, dir. 2006. An Inconvenient Truth. DVD. Hollywood, CA: Paramount.

In-text:

(Guggenhim, dir. 2006)

 

 

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Specific Information about Author-Date

The Author-Date style of Chicago citations uses in-text parenthetical citations with the author(s) name(s) and date of publication, rather than footnotes or endnotes. The bibliography entries (called References or Works Cited) follow the same general format as used in the Notes and Bibliography style, though see the provided examples for specific formatting differences.