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Turabian Citation Style Guide 8th Edition: A. One Author

This guide will help you cite sources in the Turabian/Chicago Style.

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for both the Notes-Bibliography and the Author-Date style options of Turabian.

This information and several of the examples were drawn from A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (8th edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.

Book with One Author or Editor

The general format below refers to a book with one author.
 
General Format
 
 
Notes-Bibliography Style (pp. 141-7; 216-221):
 
      Note: 
 
      
      Bibliographic Entry:
  
Examples
 
 
      Note:
 
      1. Salman Rushdie, The Ground beneath Her Feet: A Novel (New York: Henry Holt, 1999), 25.


      Bibliographic Entry:

 
  
 
General Format
 
 
Author-Date Style:
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Author Last Name Year, page #)
 
 
      Reference List Entry:
 
 
Examples
 
      Parenthetical Entry:

      (Rushdie 1999, 65)

  
      Reference List Entry:
      

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