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Cite Your Sources: Chicago (CMS) examples

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CMS Bibliography Style Samples

Book, print:

  • Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. New York: Viking Press, 1958.

Book, electronic:

  • Davidson, Donald, Essays on Actions and Events. Oxford: Clarendon, 2001.

Chapter from a single authored book, print:

  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. “How to Tame a Wild Tongue.” In Borderlands: The New Mestiza – La Frontera, 53–64. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Book Company, 1987.   

Peer Reviewed Article, electronic:

  • Bent, Henry E. "Professionalization of the Ph.D. Degree.” College Composition and Communication 58, no. 4 (2007): 0-145. Accessed December 4, 2017.

Peer Reviewed Article, Print:

  • MacDonald, Susan Peck. “The Erasure of Language.” College Composition and Communication 58, no. 4 (2007): 585-625.

Magazine article, print:

  • Macel, Emily. “Beijing’s Modern Movement.” Dance Magazine, February 2009.

Newspaper Article, print:

  • Deo, Nisha. “Visiting Professor Lectures on Photographer.” Exponent (West Lafayette, IN), Feb. 13, 2009.

Web Page with known author and date:

  • Heck, Richard Kimberly. “About the Philosophical Gourmet Report.” Last modified August 5, 2016.