Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in Chicago style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in Chicago style

Cite A E-book or PDF in Chicago style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the Chicago citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Chicago style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. Title. Ebook. City: Publisher. http://Website URL.

Example:

NAACP 2011 Annual Report. 2014. Ebook. 1st ed. http://naacp.3cdn.net/ada2d00b580c17a393_mlbrsxybh.pdf.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname Year Published)

Example

As we refined our strategies and shored
up our strengths, we not only empowered
the year’s victories — we also laid the
path for even greater influence and
effectiveness in the future. (NAACP 2011 Annual Report 2014)

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