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PHI - Guide to Library Resources for Philosophy: Citing Your Sources

Citing Sources - Chicago/Turabian Style

Properly citing your sources is the most important activity in the research process. It is the foundation upon which scholarship is based. Below is an example of an article from an online database (Note/Bibliography style). You need to include the database you used, the vendor url, and the date you viewed the article.

First note form:

1. Jane Doe, “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in CentralPark,” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates 44, no. 12 (June 2008): 26, (accessed May 5, 2001).


Doe, Jane. “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in Central Park.” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates 44, no. 12 (June 2008): 21-35. (accessed May 5, 2001).

Other examples at the official Turabian Quick Guide from the publisher.

Chicago Style Manual Online. The definitive guide to Chicago style, they literally wrote the book on it! This online version allows convenient access and keyword searching.

Purdue University OWL guide to Chicago/Turabian, including a sample paper

Citing Sources - APA and MLA Styles

For help with MLA and APA styles, please use the resources here: