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Chicago 17th edition notes and bibliography

Footnotes and Bibliography for the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition

Citing theses

Titles of theses and dissertations appear in quotation marks otherwise they are cited like books.

The kind of thesis, the academic institution, and the date follow the title. Like the publication data of a book, these are enclosed in parentheses in a note but not in a bibliography.

If the document was consulted online, include a URL or, for documents retrieved from a commercial database, the name of the database and, in parentheses, any identification number supplied or recommended by the database.


Elements of citation

Author -- Title in quotation marks -- Thesis level -- Awarding institution -- URL


17. Michelle Boulous Walker, "Philosophy and Silence: Reading the Maternal Body," (PhD thesis, University of Queensland, 1996), 99,


Walker, Michelle Boulous. "Philosophy and Silence: Reading the Maternal Body." PhD thesis., University of Queensland, 1996.

Endnote reference type


To display the URL, edit the output style for Chicago 17.  To do this go to Edit Output Style, choose Chicago 17, then choose Bibliography and Templates.  Add ", URL|." to the Thesis field.  Save a copy of this style.