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Chicago Anthology Examples

Anthologies can be great sources of information for your Chicago 17 style history paper. Follow these Chicago style citation anthology examples to ensure your citations are accurate and correctly formatted. For citing anthologies with multiple authors or editors, follow these book citation examples. Chicago style comes in both author-date and notes-bibliography formats, so follow your assignment guidelines to make sure you’re using the correct style.

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Citing an Anthology in Chicago Author-Date

When referencing anthologies, use the Chicago book citation format for writing your author-date citations. Note the editors are cited, rather than the author, if you’re citing a collection of writings by various authors.

Reference List Format

Editor Last Name, First Name, ed. Year. Title of Anthology. Location: Publisher.

Parenthetical Citation Format

(Editor Last Name Year, Page #)

The in-text or parenthetical Chicago citation follows a basic last name, date, page number format

Example

Finseth, Ian Frederick, ed. 2006. The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings. New York: Taylor & Francis.

(Finseth 2006, 58)

One Work From an Anthology

When you’re citing a single essay from an anthology, place the author’s name in the first element.

Reference List Citation Format

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Year. “Title of Essay.” In Title of Anthology, edited by First Last Name, xx-xx. Location: Publisher.

Parenthetical Citation Format

(Author’s Last Name Year, Page)

Example

Whitman, Walt. 2006. “Origins of Attempted Secession.” In The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings, edited by Ian Frederick Finseth, 24-27. New York: Taylor & Francis.

(Whitman 2006, 25)

How to Cite Online Sources

For an anthology found online, add the URL to the citation. If you have a document locator, such as a page number, chapter number or paragraph, use that in your parenthetical citation. Otherwise, leave it out. If you don’t have an editor or page numbers, you can leave those elements out of the reference list citation.

Reference List Citation Format

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Year. “Title of Essay.” In Title of Anthology, edited by First Last Name, xx-xx. Location: Publisher. URL.

Parenthetical Citation Citation Format

(Author’s Last Name Year)

Example

Baldwin, James. 2012. “Many Thousands Gone.” In Notes of a Native Son. Boston: Beacon Press. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/61155359/pdf-download-notes-of-a-native-son-full.

(Baldwin 2012)

Examples of Anthology Citations in Chicago Notes Style

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Follow this Chicago notes-bibliography example format for books when citing an anthology.

Bibliography Citation Format

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Essay.” In Title of Anthology, edited by Editor’s First Name Last Name, XX-XX. Location: Publisher, Year.

Notes Citation Format

1. Author’s First and Last Name, “Title of Essay,” in Title of Anthology, ed. Editor’s First Last Name (Location: Publisher, Year), XX-XX.

Place your notes either at the bottom of the page or the end of the chapter or book.

Example

Blake, William. “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.” In The Lost Origins of the Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 245-274. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016.

1. William Blake, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” in The Lost Origins of the Essay, ed. John A’Agata (Minneapolis: Graywold Press, 2016), 250.

Citing the Whole Anthology

If you are citing a whole anthology containing works by many authors, use the editor’s name in place of the author’s name.

Bibliography Citation Format

Last Name, First Name, ed. Title of Anthology. Location: Publisher, Year.

Notes Citation Format

1. First Last Name, ed., Title of Anthology (Location: Publisher, Year), XX-XX.

Example

D’Agata, John, ed. The Lost Origins of the Essay. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2009.

1. John D’Agata, ed., The Lost Origins of the Essay (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2009), 245-246.

Chicago Anthology Examples for Online Sources

Citing online sources for anthologies requires you to add the URL, DOI or database at the end of the citation.

Bibliography Citation Format

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Essay.” In Title of Anthology, edited by Editor’s First Name Last Name, XX-XX. Location: Publisher, Year. URL, DOI or Database.

Notes Citation Format

1. Author’s First and Last Name, “Title of Essay,” in Title of Anthology, ed. Editor’s First Last Name (Location: Publisher, Year), XX-XX. URL, DOI or Database.

Example

Pierpont, John. “The Fugitive Slave’s Apostrophe to the North Star.” In An American Anthology, 1787-1900, edited by Clarence Edmund Stedman, 56.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. https://www.bartleby.com/248/”>www.bartleby.com/248/.

1. John Pierpont, “The Fugitive Slave’s Apostrophe to the North Star,” in An American Anthology, 1787-1900, ed. Stedman Clarence Edmund (Boston: Houghton, 2001), 56.  https://www.bartleby.com/248.

Notes
  • Follow the book citation format for multiple authors.
  • Use the editor’s name in place of author for collections by various writers.
  • Chicago author-date style uses a reference list.
  • Chicago notes-bibliography includes a bibliography at the end of the paper.

 

Ways to Use Anthologies in Your Research

An anthology is a collection of works, organized by theme, with various authors. It can also be a collection of works by a single author. For example, Through a Glass Darkly contains writings by different authors analyzing their own life experiences. Other anthologies have short stories, essays or poems written by a single author, collected in one edition. Using Chicago anthology examples to format your bibliography entries for your history paper helps you organize your history research effectively.

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