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Chicago - Referencing Guide



The authors' names are given as they appear on the publication you have used.

Capitalisation practice should be consistent.

Titles and subtitles of books are given maximal capitalisation.

All words other than prepositions, conjunctions, and definite and indefinite articles (a, an, the) are capitalised.

Book titles are italicised when typed or underlined when handwritten.

Information about places of publication should follow the guidelines for place names.


Standard format for citation

Authored work:

Author, A. A., and B. B. Author. Year. Title: Subtitle. Edition. Place of publication: Name of Publisher.


Edited work:

Editor, A. A, and B. B. Editor, eds. Year. Title: Subtitle. Edition. Place of publication: Name of Publisher.


Single author

Nicholas, F. W. 2010. Introduction to Veterinary Genetics. 3rd ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Two authors

Rosenfeld, Andrew J., and Sharon M. Dial. 2010. Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Three or more authors

Millon, Theodore, Roger Davis, Carrie Millon, Luis Escovar, and Sarah Meagher. 2000. Personality Disorders in Modern Life. New York: Wiley.

Edited work

Butler, J. Douglas, and David F. Walbert, eds. 1986. Abortion, Medicine and the Law. New York: Facts on File Publications.

Woodward, K. N., ed. 2009. Veterinary Pharmacovigilance: Adverse Reactions to Veterinary Medicinal Products. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Later edition

Ettinger, Stephen J., and Edward C. Feldman, eds. 2010. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and the Cat. 7th ed. St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.

No date of publication

Bligh, Beatrice. n.d. Cherish the Earth. Sydney: Macmillan.

Two or more books by the same author published in the same year

Gilbert, Sandra M. 1972a. Acts of Attention: The Poems of D. H. Lawrence. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Gilbert, Sandra M. 1972b. Emily's Bread: Poems. New York: Norton.

Multivolume work

Russell, Bertrand. 1967. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell. 3 vols. London: Allen & Unwin.


Proust, Marcel. 1970. Jean Santeuil. Translated by G. Hopkins. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Edited translation (where role of editor or translator is of chief importance)

West, T. G., ed. & trans. 1980. Symbolism: An Anthology. London: Methuen.


Ansett Transport Industries Ltd. 1984. Annual Report 1983-84. Melbourne: ATI.

Government publication

Australian Bureau of Statistics. 1985. Projections of the Population of Australia, States and Territories, 1984 to 2021, Cat. no. 3222.0. Canberra: ABS.

Government department reports

Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs. 1989. Programs in Action for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Achievements. Canberra: AGPS.

Western Australia. Environmental Protection Authority. 1998. Industrial Infrastructure and Harbour Development, Jervoise Bay. Bulletin 908. Perth: EPA.

Please Note: Documents authored by government departments are cited following the jurisdiction they report to. Precede the department name with Australia., Western Australia., etc.