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Public Administration: Chicago Citation

Citing Chicago Style


First, take this self-test by CBB in order to gauge your knowledge of plagiarism.

Next, watch this video on how to avoid plagiarism at ECU.

Want to know more? Consider also reading this presentation on Avoiding Plagiarism.

Another good resource is You Quote it, You Note It from Acadia University.

Locating Citation Information

The following tutorials will help you locate citation information in order to create a References List. While clicking through the tutorials, please write down the bits of information for each of the types of resources in order to construct the citation. Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements.

Constructing a Citation

Now that you have the different elements of a citation written down, try to create citations for each of the different kinds of materials. Here is the format:


Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Journal Title Volume, no. Issue (Year): page start-page end. doi: XXXXXX.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.


 Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Italics. Publication date and/or access date if available. URL.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.


 Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.


Not the style you are looking for? APA Guide | MLA Guide | AMA Guide | ACS Guide | CSE Guide

Rather use a citation generator?            KnightCite   

Want to learn about RefWorks Citation Software?  RefWorks Guide