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Citing Information: Sample Works Cited Page

Chicago: Sample Works Cited Page

Chicago: Sample Works Cited Page

For full guidance, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style Online (access for UNC affiliates via Onyen login). 


In Chicago style, the works-cited page should be double-spaced, with the same spacing within and between citations.


Citations beginning with names and those beginning with titles are to be alphabetized together. Numbers in titles are treated as though they have been spelled out. For names, alphabetize based on the letters that come before the comma separating the last name from the first, and disregard any spaces or other punctuation in the last name. For titles, ignore articles such as "a" and "the" (and equivalents in other languages) for alphabetization purposes.

What to include

The reference list should contain only works that are cited in the body of your paper. Newspaper articles are often omitted from the works-cited page; personal communications with the author are generally omitted as well. In these cases, a citation note should be included in the body of the paper. The newspaper examples that appear in the tutorial are included in the sample Works Cited page below.

Works Cited
Becker, Elizabeth. 2003. "U.S threatens to act against Europeans over modified foods." New York Times, Jan. 10.
Bernstein, Leonard. _Fancy Free / Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety” / Overture from “Candide.”
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Andrew Litton. Virgin Classics 0724356111950, 1990.
Brest, Martin. 2003. Gigli. DVD. New York: Sony Home Entertainment.
Couper, Heather, and Nigel Henbest. 2002. "The hunt for Planet X." New Scientist, 14 December, 30-34.
Delaroche, Paul. 1829. "Portrait of a Woman," pastel drawing (Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC). In European Drawings from the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum, by Carol C. Gillham and Carolyn H. Wood. Chapel Hill: The Museum, University of North Carolina, 2001, page 93.
Fildes, Alan, and Joann Fletcher. 2001. Alexander the Great: Son of the gods. London: Duncan Baird.
Freud, Sigmund. 1950. Beyond the pleasure principle. Translated by James Strachey. New York: Liveright.
Gezon, Lisa L. 2002. "Marriage, kin, and compensation: A socio-political ecology of gender in Ankarana, Madagascar." Anthropological Quarterly 75 (4): 675-706.
Glass, Philip. Einstein on the Beach. Philip Glass Ensemble. Michael Riesman. Electra Nonesuch 793232, 1993, 3 compact discs.
Google. 2009. "Google Privacy Policy."
Haas, Stephanie. 2007. "Relational algebra 1." (lecture in Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC).
Haldon, John. 2002. "Humour and the everyday in Byzantium." In Humour, history, and politics in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, edited by Guy Halsall, 48-71. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Hedges, Chris. 2000. "When armies of conquest marched in, so did saints." New York Times, February 12, LexisNexis Academic.
Kane, Dan and Jane Stancill. 2003. "UNC building projects advance." Raleigh News & Observer, July 15.
Monet, Claude. 1885. i>Meadow with Haystacks at Giverny, oil on canvas (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). ARTstor.
Li, Albert P., and Robert H. Heflich, eds. 1991. Genetic toxicology. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Rathgeb, Jody. 1997. "Taking the heights." Civil War Times Illustrated 36 (6): 26-32, Academic Search Premier (9185).
Reid, P. H. 2001. "The decline and fall of the British country house library." Libraries & Culture 36 (2): 345-366.
Scholz, Christopher H. 2002. The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting. New York: Cambridge University Press.