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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: 5f. Chicago Examples

A guide to help you through the steps of the research process.

Chicago Style

Welcome to the Academy of Art Library's Chicago Citation Guide. Below, you will find examples for citing the books, articles and other resources that you have used in your research. Chicago citations are typically used in the discipline of Art History because this style "allows scholars to accurately and thoroughly denote and differentiate scriptural, classical, archival, and other historical sources, as well as to represent the range of multimedia and other new electronic forms of publication."¹

This guide has been updated to reflect changes in the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style

Use the information on this page as well as the links below to learn more about Chicago Style citations.

Always make sure to double check the assignment instructions before choosing a citation style. 

Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide

1."Cite Source - Chicago Manual of Style." Cite Source - Chicago Manual of Style. Accessed July 28, 2016.

Citing Print Sources in Chicago Style


Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher City: Publisher Name, Year Published.

Example - One Author:

Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011.

​Example - Two Authors:

McCarty, Cara, and Matilda McQuaid. Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese

Textiles.New York: Museum of Modern Art,1998.


Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume Number (Year Published): Page



Smith, Lance C., and Richard Q. Shin. "Negotiating the Intersection of Racial Oppression and

Heteronormativity." Journal of Homosexuality 62, no. 11 (2015): 1459-484.


Last Name, First Name. Encyclopedia/Dictionary name, Edition ed., s.v. “Article Title.” Publication

City: Publisher Name, Year Published.


Smith, John. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th ed., s.v. “Internet.” Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica,



Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Newspaper Name, Publication Date.


Pogash, Carol. "In San Jose, Poor Find Doors to Library Closed." The New York Times, March

31, 2016.

Chicago Style Manual

Citing Media and Online Resources in Chicago Style

To document generative AI content in Chicago style, create a numbered footnote or endnote. 


1. Text generated by ChatGPT, OpenAI, March 7, 2023,

Please note:

"Don’t cite ChatGPT in a bibliography or reference list unless you provide a publicly available link (e.g., via a browser extension like ShareGPT or A.I. Archives). Though OpenAI assigns unique URLs to conversations generated from your prompts, those can’t be used by others to access the same content (they require your login credentials), making a ChatGPT conversation like an email, phone, or text conversation—or any other type of personal communication." 

“Citation, Documentation of Sources.” The Chicago Manual of Style Online. (September 8, 2023).


Format: Books Downloaded from a Library or Bookseller

Author, A. Date of original publication. Title of E-book: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.



Wilson, Siona. Art Labor, Sex Politics: Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance.

Minneapolis, US: University Of Minnesota Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary.


Format: Books Consulted Online

Author, A. Title of E-book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Publication date.



Seaward, Brian Luke. Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing.

Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 1999. ttp:// nlebk&AN=25788&site=ehost-live&ebv=1&ppid=pp_COVER.


Last Name, First Name. “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (retrieved Date Accessed).


Strauss, Elissa. "What Bad Moms Gets Wrong, and Right, About Motherhood Today." Slate

Magazine. 2016. Accessed August 05,2016.



  •  For a page with two or more authors, list them in order as they appear on the website. Only the first author’s name should be reversed, while the others are written in normal order. Separate author names by a comma.
  • If no author is available, begin the citation with the website owner.



Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume Number (Year Published): Page

      Numbers. doi/url.


Sutil, Nicolas Salazar. "Mathematics in Motion: A Comparative Analysis of the Stage Works of

Schlemmer​ and Kandinsky at the Bauhaus." Dance Research 32, no. 1 (2014): 23-42. doi:10.3366/drs.2014.0085.

Format - Motion Picture:

Movie Title. Directed by First name Last name. City of publication: Studio, Year of release.


Submarine. Directed by Richard Ayoade. London: Film4 Productions, 2010.


Format – TV Show:

TV series name. “Episode Title.” Episode number (if available). Directed by First name Last name.

Written by First name Last name. Name of network, Month Date, Year of original air date.


House, M.D. “Simple Explanation.” Directed by Greg Yaitanes. Written by Leonard Dick. Fox

Broadcasting, April 6 2009


Format – YouTube:

Last Name, First Name. “Video Title”. Filmed [Month Year]. YouTube video, Duration. Posted

[Month Year]. Video URL.


GEICO Insurance. “GEICO Hump Day Camel Commercial – Happier than a Camel on

Wednesday”. Filmed [May 2013]. YouTube video, 00:30. Posted [May 2013].


Last, First M. “Title.” Digital image. Website Title. Month Date, Year Published. Accessed Month

Date, Year. URL.


Guggenheim Museum in Spain. Digital image. HowStuffWorks. Accessed July 22, 2010.