April 7th, 2012

Citation LoLz! (Chicago Manual of Style!)

We will shortly resume our exploration of the First World War, however, in the mean time…


Once you’ve added the footnote, add your citation using the following format:    

Book: Name of the Author (First Name-Last Name), Name of the Text, (City of Publication: Publishing Company, Year of Publication), page number.  

Ex. Sheila S. Blair, Islamic Calligraphy, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2006), 80.

If you then cite the same text a second time, all you need is the author’s last name, along with the page number.
Ex. 2 Blair, 90.


Website: “Name of the page,” the date when the website was last modified/the date you accessed the website, and the website. 

Ex. 1Convention on the Rights of the Child,” last modified 3 June, 2011, http://www.unicef.org/crc/.

If you cite the same website a second time, all you need is the name of the page.
Ex. 2Convention on the Rights of the Child”


Journal Article: Name of the Author (First Name-Last Name), “Name of the Article,” Name of the Journal (Year of Publication): Page number.

Ex. 1 H.V. Bowen, “Sinews of Trade and Empire: The Supply of Commodity Exports to the East India Company during the Late Eighteenth Century,” The Economic History Review (2002):446. 

If you cite the same article a second time, all you need is the author’s last name, the name of the article, and the page number.

Ex. 2 Bowen, “Sinews of Trade and Empire: The Supply of Commodity Exports to the East India Company during the Late Eighteenth Century,” 446.

At the end of your paper you then do actually list the sources you used, however as with the footnotes, you must write them out in a specific format.  The Chicago Manual of Style format is as follows:


Bibliography 

Book: Name of the Author (Last Name-First Name). Name of the Text. City of Publication: Publishing Company, Year of Publication.

Ex. Blair, Sheila S. Islamic Calligraphy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.


Website: Author/Organization. “Name of the page.” Date when the website was last modified.  Website. The date you accessed the website.

Ex. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Convention on the Rights of the Child.” Last modified 3 June, 2011. http://www.unicef.org/crc/. Accessed on the 20December, 2011.


Journal Article: Name of the Author (Last Name-First Name). “Name of the Article.” Name of the Journal (Year of Publication): Page numbers of the entire article in the Journal.

Ex. Bowen, H.V.  “Sinews of Trade and Empire: The Supply of Commodity Exports to the East India Company during the Late Eighteenth Century.” The Economic History Review (2002): 446.

You can also add a bibliography on Microsoft Word by going to the ‘References’ tab, making sure the Citation Style is set on Chicago, then clicking ‘Insert citation.’



You can then just input the information, and when you click ‘Bibliography’ (as seen below), Microsoft Word will format it correctly for you!

The benefit of doing this is that Microsoft Word also stores all the sources you’ve ever used. So! if ever you want to use one in a second paper, you can simply click the ‘Manage Sources’ button (also seen below) and add it to your new bibliography.

Finally! Here are a feeeeeeew…

Expect a new World War One cartoon very soon!