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Political Science Scope and Methods (POL2070): Citation Help

A research guide for Dr. Lindsey Lupo's Poltical Science Scope and Methods (POL2070) course.

Chicago Manual of Style

See the OWL Purdue Chicago Style website for examples of the Author-Date system of Chicago citations.

See also the Chicago Manual of Style website for examples of the Author-Date system.

If you have questions about formatting a particular citation, email

From OWL Purdue: Sample paper in Chicago Author-Date style

Electronic Journal Article (from a database):

Ede, Lisa and Andrea A.Lunsford. 2001. “Collaboration and Concepts of Authorship.” PMLA 116 (March): 354-69.

Note: DOIs (digital object identifiers) are preferred to URLs. If you don't have a DOI, use a permalink, or stable link, to the article, which is provided in most library databases.

From The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Author-Date

Journal Article from a Library Database

LaSalle, Peter. 2017. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38 (1): 95–109. Project MUSE.

Note: In the reference list, include the page range for the whole article. In the text, cite specific page numbers. For articles consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database in the reference list entry. Many journal articles list a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). A DOI forms a permanent URL that begins If you don't have a DOI, use a permalink. This URL is preferable to the URL that appears in your browser’s address bar.

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.