Friday March 5th, 2021

Welcome to the library, Ms. Parsekhian’s HZT4U class! You’re here today for a review of how to cite sources (including your textbook) in bibliographic format using the Chicago school of citation for your Finding (a) Meaning to Life Assignment.

We have provided a handy PDF to refresh your memory of what a Bibliography looks like in Chicago style format. Remember: you aren’t expected to memorize this but be able to locate examples that will serve as a guide to formatting your own sources.


If you choose to use a photograph or piece of art, song lyrics or quotes by someone other than yourself, you’ll need to give them credit.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL Purdue) is our go-to for citation needs. Within this website, you may need to look at Book, Web Sources & Miscellaneous Sources to see proper formatting of your textbook, websites and images.

Using the Virtual Library, we recommend Britannica ImageQuest (the user ID is trillium and the password is trillium) which also has a built-in citation tool-(remember for this assignment you are using Chicago) and Creative Commons for images that are in the public domain and therefore free to use as they are covered by Creative Common Licences. They still require referencing, however.

Google is often our quickest and easiest option but you cannot cite Google as a source for a visual found in Google Images. You will need to become familiar with the Tools feature within Images which leads you to Usage Rights and images that have Creative Commons Licences. Your goal is to find the source/creator of the visual and as much detail as possible about the image. Pexels, Unsplash, Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons options for public domain images that have Creative Common Licences.

For famous quotes, you may simply use Google but a website like Goodreads will generate a list of famous quotes for you, often providing linked website (click on the picture to) for further reading as well as citation purposes.

Finally, if you find the perfect quote, try to locate the most academic source possible. However, if this is problematic, ensure that you still cite the web source appropriately.