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Citing Sources in Chicago/Turabian Style: Books

How to cite sources using Chicago/Turabian style.

Books with one author & translator

Full Notes:

1. David Shields, The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), 102.

2. Roger Martin du Gard, Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort trans. Luc Brébion and Timothy Crouse (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000), 53-54.

Short Form Notes:

1. Shields, Thing about Life, 102. [or if the only Shields title: 1. Shields, 102.]

2. Martin du Gard, Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort, 53-54.

Bibliography:

Martin du Gard, Roger. Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort. Translated by Luc Brébion and Timothy Crouse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

Shields, David. The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

Books with two and three authors & book with subtitle

(See periodical/journal example #16 for more than three authors)

Full Notes:

3. Kurt Johnson, Christopher Hudson, and Steve Coates, Nabokov’s Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius (Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, 1999), 89.

4. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (New York: William Morrow, 2005), 20-21.

Short Form Notes:

3. Johnson, Hudson, and Coates, Nabokob’s Blues, 89.

4. Levit and Dubner, Freakonomics, 20-21.

Bibliography:

Levvit, Steven. D., and Stephen J. Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York: William Morrow, 2005.

Johnson, Kurt, Christopher Hudson, and Steve Coates. Nabokob’s Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius. Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, 1999.

Books with editors or organizations as authors

Full Notes:

5. Glenn Young, ed., The Best American Short Plays, 2002-2003 (New York: Applause, 2007), 94.

6. The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 17.115.

Short Notes:

5. Young, Best American Short Plays, 97-98.

6. Chicago Manual of Style, 17.115.

Bibliography:

University of Chicago Press. The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010

Young, Glen, ed. The Best American Short Plays, 2002-2003. New York: Applause, 2007

Chapters from a book

If citing multiple chapters from the same book, details of the book are given only once, with subsequent cross-references.

Full Notes:

7. Anne Carr and Douglas J. Schuurman, "Religion and Feminism: A Reformist Christian Analysis," in Religion, Feminism, and the Family, ed. Anne Carr and Mary Steward van Leeuwen (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996), 11-32.

8. Elizabeth F. L. Ellet, "By Rail and Stage to Galena," in Prairie State: Impressions of Illinois, 1673-67, by Travelers and Other Observers, ed. Paul M. Angle (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967), 271-79.

9. William H. Keating "Fort Dearborn and Chicago," in Prairie State (see note 6), 84-87.

Short Form Notes:        See also example 10 below.

7. Carr and Schuurman, "Religion and Feminism," 23.

8. Ellet, "By Rail and Stage to Galena" 273

9. Keating, "Fort Dearborn and Chicago," 87.

Bibliography:

Angle, Paul M, ed. Prairie State: Impressions of Illinois, 1673-1967, by Travelers and Other Observers, edited by Paul M. Angle, 271-79. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Carr, Anne, and Douglas J. Schuurman, "Religion and Feminism: A Reformist Christian Analysis." In Carr and van Leeuwen, Religion, Feminism, and the Family, 11-32. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

Ellet, Elizabeth F. L. "By Rail and Stage to Galena." In Angle, Prairie State, 271-79.

Keating, William H. "Fort Dearborn and Chicago." In Angle, Prairie State, 84-87.

Editions, series and multivolume works

Full Notes:

10. William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style. 4th ed. (New York: Allyn and Bacon, 2000), 74.

11. Gershon David Hundert, The Jews in a Polish Private Town: The Case of Opatów in the Eighteenth Century, Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992).

12. "Buddhist Mythology," in Mythologies, ed. Yves Bonnefoy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991), vol. 2, chap. 6.

Short Form Notes:

10. Strunk and White, Elements of Style, 74.

11. Hundert, Jews in a Polish Town.

12. "Buddhist Mythology", vol.2, chap. 6.

Bibliography:

"Buddhist Mythology." In Mythologies, Edited by Yves Bonnefoy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).

Hundert, Gershon David. The Jews in a Polish Private Town: The Case of Opatów in the Eighteenth Century. Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Strunk, William Jr. and E.B White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. New York: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

Reference Works

  • Cite well-known reference books in notes but do not include in bibliographies. [17.238]
  • Give the edition if not the first and omit publication information.
  • Use s.v. for sub verbo meaning under the word for alphabetically arranged works rather than the page number (see note 13 for referring to more than one "word").
  • Add URL and accessed date when using online versions. If DOI is available, use it instead of URL.
  • Add publication information for less well known reference books and include in the bibliography as in example 14 or treat as a chapter in a book as above and note 48.

Full Notes:

13. Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., s.vv. "Liberality," "Libertine," http://dictionary.oed.com/ (accessed June 27, 2005).

The Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. David Noel Freedman (New York: Doubleday, 1991), s.v. "Adam (Person)," (by Jean-Michel de Tarragon).

15. Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed, s.v. "Quetzalcoatl" (by David Carrasco).

Bibliography:

Wikipedia, s.v. "Stevie Nicks," last modified July 19, 2008, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Nicks.

Ebooks

See the E-books section in Electronic Sources.