(CMoS 14.16) “In a bibliography entry the elements are separated by periods; the facts of publication are not enclosed in parentheses; and the first-listed author’s name, according to which the entry is alphabetized in the bibliography, is usually inverted (last name first). …titles are capitalized headline-style unless they are in a foreign language; titles of larger works (e.g., books and journals) are italicized; and titles of smaller works (e.g., chapters, articles) or unpublished works are presented in roman and enclosed in quotation marks. Noun forms such as editor, translator, volume, and edition are abbreviated, but verb forms such as edited by and translated by… are spelled out in a bibliography.”

Basic Elements: [Author name(s)]. [date]. [Title]. [Place of Publication: Publisher.] [URL.]

Examples, in-text:

Compost will also increase soil organic matter, release other nutrients, and provide a source of slow-release nitrogen for subsequent years (Hargreaves et al. 2008).

For more information on individual cover crops, refer to the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s handbook, Managing Cover Crops Profitably (Clark 2007).

Examples, reference list entries:

Hargreaves, J.C., M.S. Adl, and P.R. Warman. 2008. A Review of the Use of Composted Municipal Solid 16 Waste in Agriculture. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 123: 1–14.

Clark, A., ed. 2007. Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd edition. Beltsville, MD: Sustainable Agriculture Network. http://www.sare.org/publications/covercrops/covercrops.pdf.