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Citation guidelines

Betekintő uses the short version of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Please use short citations in the notes and provide full references in the bibliography. The following examples illustrate citations using the notes and bibliography system.

I. Books

One author

Notes

Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, 3.

Bibliography

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Two or more authors

Notes

Ward and Burns, War, 59–61.

Bibliography

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the bibliography; in the note, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):

Barnes et al., Plastics, 12.

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

Notes

Lattimore, Iliad, 24.

Bibliography

Lattimore, Richmond, trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

Notes

García Márquez, Cholera, 33.

Bibliography

García Márquez, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera. Translated by Edith Grossman. London: Cape, 1988.

Multivolume work

If the volumes have different titles:

Notes

Pelikan, The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, 12.

Bibliography

Pelikan, Jaroslav.The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100–600). Vol. 1 of The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

If all volumes carry the same title:

Notes

Byrne, The Lisle Letters, 4:243.

Bibliography

Byrne, Muriel St. Clare, ed. The Lisle Letters. 6 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Chapter or other part of a book

Notes

Kelly, “Seeing Red,” 81–82.

Bibliography

Kelly, John D. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)

Notes

Cicero, “Canvassing for the Consulship,” 35.

Bibliography

Cicero, Quintus Tullius. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book

Notes

Rieger, introduction, xxxiii.

Bibliography

Rieger, James. Introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, xi–xxxvii. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Book published electronically

If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.

Notes

1. Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

2. Kurland and Lerner, Founder’s Constitution, chap. 10, doc. 19.

Bibliography

1. Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle edition.

2. Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Accessed February 28, 2010. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.

Book review

Notes

Kamp, “Deconstructing Dinner.”

Bibliography

Kamp, David. “Deconstructing Dinner.” Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, 2006, Sunday Book Review.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/books/review/23kamp.html?pagewanted=all .

Thesis or dissertation

Notes

Choi, “Contesting Imaginaires,” 105.

Bibliography

Choi, Mihwa. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2008.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

Notes

Adelman, “Such Stuff as Dreams.”

Bibliography

Adelman, Rachel. “ ‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24, 2009.

II. Journal article

Article in a print journal

In the note, list the specific page numbers consulted, if any. In the bibliography, list the page range for the whole article.

Notes

Weinstein, “Plato’s Republic,” 452–53.

Bibliography

Weinstein, Joshua I. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104, no. 2 (2009): 439–58.

Article in an online journal

Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to http://dx.doi.org/ in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline.

Notes

Kossinets and Watts, “Origins of Homophily,” 439.

Bibliography

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text (“As Sheryl Stolberg and Robert Pear noted in a New York Times article on February 27, 2010, . . .”) instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations. If you consulted the article online, include a URL; include an access date only if your publisher or discipline requires one. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.

Notes

1. Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” 69.

2. Stolberg and Pear, “Wary Centrists.”

Bibliography

1. Mendelsohn, Daniel. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25, 2010.

2. Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2010.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/politics/28health.html?pagewanted=all .

III. Website

Note

“Google Privacy Policy,” last modified March 11, 2009, http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

Duplicate Note

“Google Privacy Policy.”

Bibliography

Google. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11, 2009. http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

IV. Archival Material

Notes

Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Reference code, Collection name, Repository name, Location of repository. URL if applicable.

In a note, the title of the item should be cited first. Use quotation marks only for specific titles, not for generic terms like report or letter. Capitalize generic terms if they are part of the heading appearing on the manuscript. Generic terms should be lowercased if they are only used as descriptors.

Subsequent citations for the same document, or if using other documents from the same collection, may be shortened. The shortened form is added in parentheses at the end of the first citation.

First Citation

Typescript of short story Brothers and Sisters by Budge Wilson, 2000, MS-2-650.2013-070, Box 3, Folder 9, Budge Wilson fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (hereafter cited as Typescript, Budge Wilson fonds).

Subsequent Citation

Typescript, Budge Wilson fonds.

Bibliography

Last Name, First Name of author. Collection name. Repository name, Location of Repository.

In a bibliography, the citation usually begins with the name of the collection or the last name of the author. List citations alphabetically. Only cite individual items when you have referenced only a single item from a collection.

Examples

Wilson, Budge. Budge Wilson fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wilson, Budge. Typescript of short story Brothers and Sisters, 2000, Budge Wilson fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I'm citing a...

Letter

Notes

Correspondence from Henry Davies Hicks to the Annapolis County electorate, 24 October 1956, MS-2-511, Box 15, Folder 9, Henry Davies Hicks fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bibliography

Henry Davies Hicks fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Textual document

Notes

Typescript of short story Brothers and Sisters by Budge Wilson, 2000, MS-2-650.2013-070, Box 3, Folder 9, Budge Wilson fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bibliography

Budge Wilson fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Photograph

Notes

Photograph of Andy McKay's installation as Dalhousie president, February 1981, MS-4-250, Box 74, Folder 7, Wamboldt-Waterfield Photographic Collection, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bibliography

Wamboldt-Waterfield Photographic Collection. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Graphic material

Some examples of graphic material can include: drawings, posters, paintings, cartoons, comics, prints, and broadsides.

Notes

Costume design for Andromache and son, 1992, MS-3-18, Box 6, Folder 5, Item 5, Robert Doyle fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia. https://findingaids.library.dal.ca/costume-design-for-andromache-and-son.

Bibliography

Robert Doyle fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ephemera

Some examples of ephemera can include: postcards, posters, pamphlets, and broadsides.

Notes

Poster for Dalhousie Student Union event, "In Search of the Supernatural," 1986, MS-1-Ref, Box 16, Folder 27, Dalhousie University Reference Collection, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bibliography

Dalhousie University Reference Collection. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

IV. Author-Date

In-text Citation

Basic Format: (Collection Title Date)

Dates of individual items should be mentioned in the text, when applicable. In such cases, it is not necessary to add the date along with the collection title in parentheses.

Bibliography

Basic Format: Collection Name. Repository Name, Repository Location. URL.

I'm citing...

Multiple items from one collection

In-text citation

Hicks outlined his position in a letter to the Annapolis County electorate dated October 24, 1956 (Henry Davies Hicks fonds).

Bibliography

Henry Davies Hicks fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Single item from one collection

In-text citation

Hicks outlined his position in a letter to the Annapolis County electorate dated October 24, 1956 (Henry Davies Hicks fonds).

Bibliography

Hicks, Henry Davies. 24 October 1956. Letter from Henry Davies Hicks to the Annapolis County electorate. MS-2-511, Box 15, Folder 9, Henry Davies Hicks fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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