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Gathering Citation Information

Chicago Style: Information to gather about your source:

Author’s full name

 

First and Last—use the name as published if there is an initial

 

Additional author names

 

List in order as published

 

Organization/Institution as author or which is associated with the publishing/site

 

 

Title of the entry

 

Use quotation marks around this title

 

Title of the encyclopedia/anthology/journal

 

Use italics to indicate this title

 

Editor’s name

 

Use the lead editor/editor-in-chief if there are multiple

 

Translator’s name

 

 

 

Is this an Introduction, preface, foreword or afterword?

Provide the label

 

Page numbers of the entry/work

 

From the beginning to the end of the entry/work

 

Place of publication

 

City name only if well-known—otherwise: City, State

 

Name of the publishing company

 

Format as published

 

Date of publication of the encyclopedia

 

Use most recent date if there are several

 

Edition (sometimes required)

 

This will be near the front, usually

 

Number of Volumes (sometimes required)

 

You may have to actually count these on the shelf

 

Complete URL or URL of database