Cite Right: Chicago Author-Date System Reference List
This video provides a basic introduction on how to create a reference for a journal article in Chicago Author Date.
Cite Right Chicago Author-Date Reference List
What is a Reference List?
A reference list provides bibliographic information for all of the sources you cite in your paper.
To cite an online journal article, use the following order, formatting and punctuation:
Last name, First name. Date. “Article Title.” Journal Title in italics. Volume # (issue #): page range. doi.
Here's an example of an Chicago Author-Date online journal article citation:
Hom Carey, Stephanie. 2004. “The Tourist Moment.” Annals of Tourism Research 31(1): 121-34. doi: 10:48903243/342890.
Each source type has its own formatting guidelines.
Where does the Reference List go?
The reference list is at the end of your paper, on a separate page.
What does the Reference List include?
All the sources you cite in your paper.
What should the Reference List look like?
The title should be “References” or “Works Cited.” List your sources alphabetically by author’s last name. Last name, First name. Entries are single-spaced with no additional spaces between entries. Don’t forget the hanging indent.
Find the Guide
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