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Chicago Citation Style : H. E-Book

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 16th edition.

E-Book (p. 726-728)

E-books are generally referenced in the same way as other books.  The general format provided below refers to a basic one author e-book. 
   
 
If you are using an e-book that has multiple authors, includes an edition number, etc., please refer to the appropriate section in this guide. Include information on the format of the resource near the end of the footnote or bibliography entry (including a doi OR URL for the on-line version of an E-book), as per the example below.
 
 
General Format 
 
 
      Full Note: 
            1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Format, page #.
 
 
      Concise Note: 
            2. Author Surname, Book Title, page #. 
 
 
      Bibliography:
  
 
 
 
 
Example 
 
 
      Full Note:
 
            1. Hal Hellman, Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever (New York: John Wiley, 1998), Net Library e-book, 52.
 
 
      Concise Note:
            2. Hellman, Great Feuds in Science, 52.
 
 
      Bibliography:
 
 
 
Example 2
 
      Full Note:
            1. Elliot Antokoletz, Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok (New York: Oxford University Press,  2008), doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.001.0001.
 
      Concise Note:
            2.  Antokoletz, Musical Symbolism.
 
      Bibliography:

DOIs (p. 657-658)

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string that is used to identify a certain source (typically journal articles).

Example: doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305

If a DOI is listed on an electronic source it is included in the reference.  When there is a choice between using a DOI or a URL, it is recommended that a DOI be used (p. 657).    

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