The method for citing books in Notes-style serves as a model for constructing bibliographic entries in many other types of sources. A complete reference should always contain enough information to enable any reader to locate the book (either physically or digitally). Within the Notes-style of citation, there are 9 elements to each entry (depending on your source, some elements will be omitted). Remember that each element is separated by a comma.
[indented tab]1. Author Firstname Lastname, “Chapter of Book” in (italicized)Title of Book, ed. Firstname Lastname, nth ed., vol. #, volume title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page numbers, URL/DOI.
1. David Shields, The Thing about Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008).
2. John Samples, “The Origins of Modern Campaign Finance Law,” chap. 7 in The Fallacy of Campaign Finance
Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006).
One Author and Editor
3. Yves Bonnefoy, New and Selected Poems, ed. John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf (Chicago: University of Chicago
Two to Four Authors
5. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of
Everything (New York: William Morrow, 2005), 20-21.
Four or More Authors
6. Jeri A. Sechzer et al., eds., Women and Mental Health (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), 243.
7. Karen V. Harper-Dorton and Martin Herbert, Working with children, Adolescents, and Their Families, 3rd ed
(Chicago:Lyceum Books, 2002), 43.
8. The Complete Tales of Henry James, ed. Leon Edel, vol. 5, (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1963), 32-33.
9. Elliot Antokoletz, Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008),
10. The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003), CD-ROM, 1.4.
11. Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (New York, 1855), 22, http://www.whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1855/whole.html.