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Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. How would I cite a CV located on a university website professor bio page?
A. A curriculum vitae, like other such informal documents, can usually be cited in the text or in a note rather than in a bibliography or reference list. Because CVs are typically updated from time to time, it can be helpful to frame your mention with a date: “As of April 2021, Professor Smith’s CV listed more than thirty publications in peer-reviewed journals.” In other cases, a date may be unnecessary: “According to her CV, she taught at a high school (Gymnasium) in Göttingen.”
In either case, provide any additional details that readers would need in order to find the document, as in the following note:
1. “Faculty Profiles,” Department of Art History, University of Chicago, URL.
If, however, a teacher or publisher requires a more formal citation, adapt the following examples to suit:
Smith, Joan. Curriculum Vitae. “Faculty Profiles,” Department of Art History, University of Chicago. Accessed April 6, 2021. URL.
Reference list (author-date):
Smith, Joan. n.d. Curriculum Vitae. “Faculty Profiles,” Department of Art History, University of Chicago. Accessed April 6, 2021. URL.
For access dates, which Chicago requires only for sources without a date of publication or revision, see CMOS 14.12. For the use of “n.d.” (no date) in author-date style, see CMOS 15.50.