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Citation Guides and Management Tools Guide — Chicago

A guide to some commonly used citation styles.

Chicago Manual of Style Guides

Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition) & Turabian Style Manual (9th Edition)

DOIs & Stable Links

If you access a journal article online, you will need to provide a DOI. If your article does not provide a DOI, you will need to include a stable link to that article. A stable link or a DOI will consistently point to a specific information source such as an ebook, an article, a record in the catalog, a video, or a database.

Your completed citation should look like this:

Sophia Rosenfeld , "Before Democracy: The Production and Uses of Common Sense," The Journal of Modern History 80, no. 1 (March 2008): 1-54. doi: 10.1086/529076

Or this:

Lapp, Michael. "The Rise and Fall of Puerto Rico as a Social Laboratory, 1945-1965." Social Science History 19, no. 2 (1995): 169-99, Accessed May 2, 2017.

If your permalink contains (as in many EBSCO databases) you will need to remove that entire prefix, keeping the rest of the link.

Test your ability to use Chicago Manual of Style (author-date format) in this quick, interactive exercise!