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BIOL 551 - Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

Library resources to help BIOL 551 students with their species accounts project.

Library Research Guide

Citing Sources in Chicago Style

The following citation guidance was written by Ellen Urton in consultation with Prof. Clement and Prof. Major using advice from the Chicago Manual of Style, Author-Date References.  This information is neither comprehensive nor exhaustive and should be considered a starting point.

If you do not see an example of the type of source you are attempting to cite, look it up in the K-State Libraries subscription to the full text of the Chicago Manual of Style. (If this link does not work, search "Chicago manual of style" in the K-State Libraries Search It and select the title labeled as an "electronic resource".  Also, when using this resource from off campus, you may be asked to enter your K-State eID and password to access the full text).

The Online Writing Lab from Purdue University's English Department has an excellent resource on the Chicago Manual of Style that includes additional examples. 

Book

De Landa, Manuel. 1997. A thousand years of nonlinear history. New York: Zone Books.

(De Landa 1997, 39)

Mauck, Laura M. 2001. Images of America: Five Points Neighborhood of Denver. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing.

(Mauck 2001, 111)


Book chapter in edited book

Grisebach, A. 1842. "Dioscoreaceae." IFlora Brasiliensis, vol. 3, eds. C. F. P. Martius, A. W. Eichler, and I. Urban. MunichF. Fleischer.

(Grisebach 1842, 472)

Article, online:

Caddick, L. R., P. Wilkin, P. J. Rudall, T. A. J. Hedderson, and M. W. Chase. 2002. "Yams reclassified: a recircumscription of Dioscoreaceae and Dioscoreales." Taxon 51:103114doi:10.2307/1554967

(Caddick et al. 2002, 104)


Article, retrieved from a database:

Stryker, Kimberlee S. 2008. "Pietro Porcinai and the modern Italian garden." Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes 28(2): 252-269. Accessed July 27, 2010. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, www.csa.com.

(Stryker 2008, 261)


Article, retrieved from a database w/ DOI:

Cidell, Julie and Alexander Beata. 2009. "Spatial variation among green building certification categories: Does place matter?" Landscape and Urban Planning 91(3): 142-151. Accessed August 31, 2010. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2008.12.001.

(Cidell and Beata 2009, 143)


Web source

Basic Citation Format: Website author. Webpage publication date. "Title of the web page." Accessed date. http://www.etc.

Note:

  • The website author may be a person or a corporate author.
  • Include the date that the site was last modified if available -- ideally the site would also have a date of publication.


Citation Examples:

Reference list: Denver Public Library. 2011. "Denver - Creating Communities." Accessed February 4, 2011. http://creatingcommunities.denverlibrary.org/content/denver.

In text: (Denver 2011)

Reference list: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. National Park Service. 2010. "U.S. National Park Service Mission." Accessed November 3, 2011. http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/mission.htm.

In text: (U.S. Department of the Interior 2010)
 

Citing Images

The following examples were created by K-State Librarians, using a combination of advice from The Chicago Manual of Style and the original sources in which these images were found.  These citation recommendations address how one might cite images for use in papers seen only by your instructor and classmates for classes in which you are currently enrolled.  When using images for either scholarly or non-scholarly endeavors, it is your responsibility to assess what rights you either have or need to obtain given your intended use of the image(s).  In addition to discussing copyright questions with faculty and librarians, K-State also has a Copyright Consultation Service that you should feel free to contact for assistance.


Image from a book

"Untitled Photograph of a building at 27th and Arapahoe." 1939. Photographer unknown. Reproduced from Laura M. Mauck. 2001. In Images of America: Five Points Neighborhood of Denver. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 111.


"Untitled Photograph of the Rossonian, formerly the Baxter Hotel on Welton Street, Denver Co." n.d. Photographer unknown. Reproduced from Laura M. Mauck. 2001. In Images of America: Five Points Neighborhood of Denver. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 76.


"Untitled Photograph of a featherhead gown." n.d. Design by Frank Sorbier. Reproduced from Elaine Stone. 2007. In Fashion: Fun! Fame! Fortune! New York, NY: Fairfield Publications, Inc., 7.
 

Image from a CD-ROM

Basic Citation format:
"Title of the image." Date the work was created. Medium by Artist. Publication date. In Title of CD-ROM [CD-ROM]. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Citation Example:

"Abies concolor - habit." n.d. Photograph by Daniel L. Nickrent. 2007. In Photo Gallery of Vascular Plants. Vers. 3. [CD-ROM]. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.


Image from a printed article

Basic Citation format:
"Title of the image." Date the work was created. Medium by Artist. Reproduced from Article Author. Publication date. "Article title." Journal Title: Volume number, Issue number.

Citation Example:
"Green Landscape with Nine Circles." 2008. Mixed media on linen by Federico Herrero. Reproduced from Gabriel Perez-Barreiro. Summer 2010. "Seeing Stars: The director of Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros introduces Latin America's most promising talents." Modern Painters: 40.


Image from a website

Basic Citation format:
"Title of the image." Date the work was created. Medium by Artist. Courtesy of the website author. Accessed date. Reproduced from "The title of the specific web page that links to that image," http://www.etc.

Citation Example:
“Portrait of Pierre Blamain and Ruth Ford making a dress." n.d. Photograph by Carl Van Vechten. Courtesy of Library of Congress. Accessed February 9, 2008. Reproduced from "Prints & Photographs Online Catalog," Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004662555.


Image from Flickr

Basic Citation Format: “Title of the image.” Date the work was created. Photograph by flickr user X (full name). Accessed date. Reproduced from flickr, http://www.flicker.com/etc.

Note:

  • The title of the image is located just below the left corner of the image.
  • The date taken is located to the right of the image, just below the by line.
  • Flickr users often go by a username and often provide their real name as well. If available, provide the real name in parentheses following the username.
  • The URL is the URL for the specific image you used. The reader should be able to click on it or type it in and see the picture you used.
  • The accessed date is the date that you downloaded the image.

"Autobuses Americanos." 2010. Photograph by flickr user Jeffrey Beall. Accessed February 4, 2011. Reproduced from flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/4849715426/.

"Corner Bar (21st and Champa, Denver, CO)." 2007. Photograph by flickr user writRHET. Accessed February 4, 2011. Reproduced from flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/writrhet/4686874893/in/set-72157625318851165/.

"GEORGE HAMBURGER BLOCK-2199 Arapahoe Street (1108 22nd Street)." 2010. Photograph by flickr user MidiMacMan (Johnathan J. Stegeman). Accessed February 4, 2011. Reproduced from flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/midimacman/4421877370/.

"Rescue Mission (Sign atop the Denver Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter at the corner of Lawrence Street and Park Avenue West, Denver, CO)." 2007. Photograph by flickr user writRHET. Accessed February 4, 2011. Reproduced from flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/writrhet/4852330282/.


Original Work

Drawings created without external sources (sketches, experiential diagrams): Last name, First name. Year. Title of drawing. Medium.

Example:
Hunt, Jon. 2011. Windswept Broadway. Graphite on sketch paper.

Original photographs: Last name, First name. year. Title of photograph. Media.

Example:
Urton, Ellen. 2011. The Bar Bar (Arapahoe Square, Denver, CO). Digital photograph.