Chicago Manual of Style: How Do I Cite Online Sources

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Notes and Bibliography

Notes/bibliography is the older version of CMS.  Typically used in the disciplines of literature, history and the arts it accommadates endnotes or footnotes and a bibliography to fully document a paper.

Below are citation examples for various online resources:

Article in Database

Bib Entry:

Manley, M.. "Understanding Self: An Essential Tool of Field Research." The Qualitative Report, 15, no. 6 (November 1, 2010): 1594-1596.
http://www.proquest.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ (accessed March 21, 2011).

Endnote/Footnote:

M. Manley. "Understanding Self: An Essential Tool of Field Research." The Qualitative Report, 15, no. 6 (November 1, 2010): 1594-1596. 
http://www.proquest.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ (accessed March 21, 2011).

 

Newspaper in Database

Bib Entry:

Winnett, Robert and Damien McElroy. "The hunt for Gaddafi :International." Irish Independent,  March 21, 2011,
http://www.proquest.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ (accessed March 21, 2011). 

Endnote/Footnote:

Robert Winnett and Damien McElroy. "The hunt for Gaddafi :International." Irish Independent,  March 21, 2011, 
http://www.proquest.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ (accessed March 21, 2011).

 

Online document with author

Bib Entry:

Acosta, Joie, Anita Chandra, Sally Sleeper and Bejamin Springgate. "The Nongovernmental Sector in Disaster Resilience: Conference Recommendations for a Policy Agenda." RAND Institute. http://www.rand.org/pubs/conf_proceedings/CF282.html.

Endnote/Footnote:

Joie Acosta, Anita Chandra, Sally Sleeper and Bejamin Springgate. "The Nongovernmental Sector in Disaster Resilience: Conference Recommendations for a Policy Agenda." RAND Institute. http://www.rand.org/pubs/conf_proceedings/CF282.html.

Online document without author

Bib Entry:

United States Institute of Peace. "Defining Peace: USIP Launches Online Glossary." United States Institute of Peace. http://www.usip.org/newsroom/news/defining-peace-usip-launches-online-glossary.

Endnote/Footnote:

United States Institute of Peace. "Defining Peace: USIP Launches Online Glossary." United States Institute of Peace. http://www.usip.org/newsroom/news/defining-peace-usip-launches-online-glossary.

 

 


Author-Date System

The author-date system of CMS is typically used in the disciplines of physical, natural and social sciences.

Below are citation examples for various online sources:

Article in Database

Reference:

Manley, M.. 2010. Understanding Self: An Essential Tool of Field Research. The Qualitative Report, 15, no. 6, (November 1): 1594-1596.
http://www.proquest.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ (accessed March 21, 2011).

In text citation:

(Manley 2010)


Newspaper in Database

Reference:

Winnett, Robert and Damien McElroy. 2011. The hunt for Gaddafi: International. Irish Independent, March 21,  http://www.proquest.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ (accessed March 21, 2011). 
 
In text citation:

(Winnett and McElroy 2011)

 

Online document with author

Reference

Acosta, Joie, Anita Chandra, Sally Sleeper and Bejamin Springgate. The Nongovernmental Sector in Disaster Resilience: Conference Recommendations for a Policy Agenda. RAND Institute. http://www.rand.org/pubs/conf_proceedings/CF282.html.

In text citation:

(Acosta et al.)

 

Online document without author

Reference:

United States Institute of Peace. Defining Peace: USIP Launches Online Glossary. http://www.usip.org/newsroom/news/defining-peace-usip-launches-online-glossary.

In text citation:

(United States Institute of Peace)