Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. I am including several books by the same author in a bibliography. Two of them were written when his last name was Smith. The last was written after he had changed his name to Jones. He is generally referred to as Jones nowadays. Should I put them all under Jones, even though the name on the title page is otherwise?

A. It’s better to use the name that’s on the title page. Please see CMOS 17, 14.82: “Alternative real names. When a writer has published under different forms of his or her name, the works should be listed under the name used on the title page—unless the difference is merely the use of initials versus full names (see 14.72). Cross-references are occasionally used.” Examples:

Doniger, Wendy. The Bedtrick: Telling the Difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

———. See also O’Flaherty, Wendy Doniger.

Overstone, Lord. See Lloyd, Samuel Jones.