Output Style Instructions


QuikBib strives for accuracy in all output styles. We recommend verifying that there are no new style instructions before submitting your paper.  Always check your reference list for accuracy.


Chicago 15th  Edition (Note/Bibliography Style).  (Information on the Style Guide: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html)



If there is no author in a reference QuikBib will substitute the title as required by Chicago 15th.   The first author name should be entered last name first followed by a comma, first name and middle name followed by a comma.  All other author names should be entered First Middle Last followed by a comma with the last name followed by a period.




For edited and translated books, watch for stray punctuation. Chicago requires the term "and" to be inserted: Translated by C. T. Phillips and edited by C. T. Capen.



Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if any, and any proper nouns.



Use full journal names for the periodical. 


Volume and Issue:

If the periodical is paginated by issue, meaning that every issue of the volume begins with page 1, then include the issue. If the periodical has continuous pagination, meaning that each issue continues the pagination where the previous issue left off, include only the volume.  For multivolume works you will need to manually edit Vol. to Vols.




Include the entire URL to the source document if you have retrieved the material electronically.


Retrieved Date: 


This data needs to be entered in the field as follows; full month day, 4 digit year, February 17, 2004.


Journal Sample:


Jobe, Karen D. "Women and the Language of Hackerdom: The Gendered

Nature of Hacker Jargon." Kairos 5, no. 2 (Fall 2000),


women&hackerdom.htm (accessed March 23, 2005).


Book Sample:


Welch, Kathleen E. Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a New

        Literacy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. Also available online at