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Special Collections: Searching for Primary Documents at ECU: Chicago Citation

Citing Primary Sources

Citing Chicago Style

Plagiarism

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:

Article


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.

Website

 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.

Book

 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?          See APA Guide     |  See MLA Guide |      See CSE Guide

Rather use a citation generator?            KnightCite   

Want to learn about RefWorks Citation Software?  RefWorks Guide