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Chicago Author-Date Format
Many Social Science disciplines use the Chicago Author-Date format for citing sources. The most recent guide is the 16th edition (2010) of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Novakl, William J. 2008. "The Myth of the 'Weak' American State." American Historical
Review 113:752-72. doi:10.1086/ahr.113.3.752.
Article in an Online Database
with no DOI
Karmaus, Wilfried, and John F. Riebow. 2004. "Storage of Serum in Plastic and Glass
Containers May Alter the Serum Concentration of Polychlorinated Biphenyls."
Environmental Health Perspectives 112 (May): 643-47. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3435987.
Choi, Mihwa. 2008. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song
Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago.
Evanston Public library Board of trustees. 2008. "Evanston Public Library Strategic plan,
2000-2010: A Decade of Outreach." Evanston Public Library. Accessed July 19.
Chicago Author Date
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