Style Guide

The following sections include outlines and examples for citing digital and print sources. For situations not covered here, we consult the Chicago Manual of Style, current edition.

Content Footnotes

The following outlines and examples are for the first reference to a source on a page. Subsequent references can be abbreviated (Author, page; or Author, title, page).

Online Source:

Author (given name first), “Title of Page,” Title of Website, Sponsoring Organization, date of publication.

“Suivante,” Oxford English Dictionary Online, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Angela V. John. “Sharp, Evelyn Jane (1869-1955),” Ed. Lawrence Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004-7.

Printed Book:

Author (given name first), Title of Book, Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date, page range: page cited.

Frank Q. Christianson, Philanthropy in British and American Fiction, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

Article in a Journal:

Author (given name first), “Title of Article,” Title of Journal, Vol. No., date of publication, page range: page cited. Database or “Online edition.”

Kathryn Ledbetter, “Domesticity Betrayed: The Keepsake Literary Annual,” Victorian Newsletter, Vol. 99, Spring 2001, 16-24. ProQuest.

Essay in a Collection:

Author (given name first), “Title of Article,” in Title of Collection, Eds., place of publication: publisher, copyright date, page range: page cited.

Judith Pascoe, “Poetry as Souvenir: Mary Shelley in the Annuals,” in Mary Shelley in Her Times, Eds. Betty T. Bennett and Stuart Curran, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2000, 173-84: 173.

Article in a Reference Work:

Author (given name first), “Title of Article,” Title of Reference Work, Eds., place of publication: publisher, copyright date. page range: page cited.

Johnston, Judith E., “Eliza Cook’s Journal (1849-1854),” Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland, Gen. Eds. Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor, Gent and London: Academia Press and The British Library, 2009. 197-98: 98.

Further Readings Lists

Include the following:

Online Source:

Author (family name first). “Title of Page.” Title of Website. Sponsoring Organization, date of publication.

“Suivante.” Oxford English Dictionary Online. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Printed Book:

Author (family name first). Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date. page range.

Christianson, Frank Q. Philanthropy in British and American Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

Article in a Journal:

Author (family name first). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal. Vol. No., date of publication, page range. Database or “Online edition.”

Ledbetter, Kathryn. “Domesticity Betrayed: The Keepsake Literary Annual.” Victorian Newsletter. Vol. 99, Spring 2001, 16-24. Proquest.

Essay in a Collection:

Author (family name first). “Title of Article,” in Title of Collection. Eds. place of publication: publisher, copyright date. page range.

Judith Pascoe. “Poetry as Souvenir: Mary Shelley in the Annuals,” in Mary Shelley in Her Times. Eds. Betty T. Bennett and Stuart Curran. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2000. 173-84.

Article in a Reference Work:

Author (given name first). “Title of Article.” Title of Reference Work. Eds. place of publication: publisher, copyright date. page range.

Johnston, Judith E. “Eliza Cook’s Journal (1849-1854).” Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Gen. Eds. Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor. Gent and London: Academia Press and The British Library, 2009. 197-98.