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HIS2070: Doing History: Citation Help

A research guide for Dr. Bill Wood's Doing History course.

Chicago Manual of Style

See the OWL Purdue Chicago Style website for examples of the Notes-Bibliography system (NB) of Chicago citations.

See also the Chicago Manual of Style website for examples of the Notes-Bibliography system.

If you have questions about formatting a particular citation, email

From OWL Purdue:

Electronic Books


1. Donald Davidson, Essays on Actions and Events (Oxford: Clarendon, 2001),



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


Sample paper in Chicago NB style from OWL Purdue.

From The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Journal Article from Library Database

In a note, cite specific page numbers. In the bibliography, include the page range for the whole article. For articles consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database. Many journal articles list a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). A DOI forms a permanent URL that begins This URL is preferable to the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar.


3. Peter LaSalle, “Conundrum: A Story about Reading,” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95, Project MUSE.



LaSalle, Peter. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95–109. Project MUSE.

If you'd like to use our print copy of the Chicago Manual of Style (2017) kept for in-house use in library's Reference Area, see below.