Most of the books on writing are located in the 800's. Citation guides can be found in the 808 call number range. A few examples are listed below.For more books on Chicago Style, search the Libraries catalog.
Most word processing software has features to help you insert footnotes or endnotes, and manage your references. See online help:
The Chicago Manual of Style website provides examples of how to cite ebooks on its website under 'Book published electronically'.
In your citation, include the author, title, editor (if there is one), publication information, and the version of the book you consulted. If you used the book online, include the URL. Include an access date only if required by your publisher or discipline. If no fixed pagination is available, include a section title, chapter or other number.
The Manual website offers examples of how to cite ebooks in both the notes and bibliography style and the author-date style. A couple of our own examples are shown below. Consult the Manual's website to see additional examples:
Notes and Bibliography:
1. Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried (Boston: Mariner Books, 1990), Kindle edition.
O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. Boston: Mariner Books, 1990. Kindle edition.
O'Brien, Tim. 1990. The Things They Carried. Boston: Mariner Books. Kindle edition.
Chicago Style: Be sure to check your class syllabus, as well as any documents, announcements, or postings from your instructor for specific information about the assignment. If your instructor recommends using Chicago style citations for your essay or research paper, these resources may be helpful:
To cite books, check the front pages of the book or the record in the library catalog to find the publication information you need to format the citation. Sample Chicago style format for the first footnote or endnote for a print book:
1. Author's Name, Title of Book (Place of Publication: Publisher, Publication Date), Page Numbers.
To cite articles found in our library databases, check the article citation or article information page to find publication information.
Chicago style format
Sample Chicago style format for the first footnote or endnote for an article from one of our library databases:
1. Author's Name, "Title of Article," Title of Journal Volume Number, Issue Number (Date of Publication), Page Numbers, Name of Database, Database Vendor (or persistent/stable URL, accession number or doi).
The 16th edition does not require the date accessed for articles from library databases. You could generally cite an online database journal article similar to a print journal article, but also add the database information, and an accession number or doi.
Library databases may allow you export a citation or to save a citation in a particular format. You can then copy and paste the citation text into your footnote or endnote.
Be sure to check with your instructor and follow requirements for your assignment. Check the formatting and make any necessary corrections.
To cite book reviews in Chicago style:
This Citesource document(pdf) from Trinity College Library includes examples of book review citations.
Sample Chicago style format for the first footnote or endnote for a book review from a journal in one of our library databases using Chicago 15th edition:
1. Reviewer's Name, "Title of Review," Review of Title of Book, by Name of Author, Title of Journal Volume Number, Issue Number (Date of Publication): Page Numbers. Name of Database, Database vendor