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Chicago Citations (17th ed.): C. Pamphlets, Brochures, and Reports

This guide will help you use Chicago style for citations.

About Citing Other Sources

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing sources.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided. 

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.

Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.

Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Pamphlets, Brochures, and Reports (p. 853)

These types of sources are basically treated like books. Include as much of the publication material as you are able to.

General Format
Full Note:

1. Author First Name and/or Initial Surname, Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #(if there is one).

Concise Note:

2. Author Surname, Title, page # (if there is one).


Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Full Note:

1. Hazel V. Clark, Mesopotamia: Between Two Rivers (Mesopotamia, OH: Trumbull County Historical Society, 1957)

Concise Note:

2. Clark, Mesopotamia.


Clark, Hazel V. Mesopotamia: Between Two Rivers. Mesopotamia, OH: Trumbull County Historical Society, 1957.

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