CMS Citation has been broken down into three sections: Print Sources, Online Sources, and Online Periodicals. For further examples and instruction, ask a teacher, librarian, or stop by the Academic Resource Center.
Basic Book Format:
Lastname, Firstname. Title of the Book. Publication City: Publisher, Year.
Cole, Joshua, and Judith Coffin G. Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012.
Scholarly Journal (paginated by issue):
Baelish, Petyr. “King’s Landing: A Geopolitical Analysis of Machiavellian Machinations in Westeros.” Seven Kingdoms
Studies in Diplomacy 15, no. 1 (1973): 41–50.
West, Kanye. “I’ma Let You Finish.” Los Angeles Times, September 3, 2009.
For online sources, CMS requires the DOI (digital object identifiers) or URL at the end of the citation.
Library of Congress. "Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950." Accessed January 12, 2016.
Lopes, Paul. Demanding Respect: The Evolution of the American Comic Book. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009. Accessed January 12,
CMS periodical citations include author name, article title, publication title, publication date, and issue information. CMS also requires citation of a DOI or URL if the journal was accessed online.
Scholarly Journal Article from a Library Database:
Siegel, Fred. "Clown Politics: Report on the International Clown-Theatre Congress." TDR (1988-) 36, no. 2 (1992): 182-
86. Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1146206.
Rees, Charlotte E., and Lynn V. Monrouxe. ""I Should Be Lucky Ha Ha Ha Ha:" The Construction of Power, Identity
and Gender Through Laughter within Medical Workplace Learning Encounters." Journal of Pragmatics 42, no.
12 (2010): 384-99. Accessed January 12, 2106. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2010.05.004.
Online Magazine/Newspaper Article:
Piggy, M. “Of Frogs and Men.” Nature. February 19, 2005. Accessed January 12, 2016.
Stokstad, Erik. "Loss of Dung Beetles Puts Ecosystems in Deep Doo-Doo." Science 305, no. 5688 (2004): 1230.
Accessed January 12, 2016. doi:10.1126/science.305.5688.1230a.