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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: E. Volume with a Specific Title in a Multi-Volume Work

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 (9th edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

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

Volume with a Specific Title in a Multivolume Work

The general format below refers to citing a specific volume of a multivolume work. The rules for citing a specific volume in a multivolume set depends on whether the volume you want to cite has a different title from the work as a whole. If it does have a different title, then this title should be listed in your citation. You will also provide the volume and general title after the specific volume title. Note: The word "volume" should be abbreviated to vol. and arabic numbers should be used for the volume number (p. 171). If the volume does not have an individual title and you are citing only one of them please refer to page 172 of the manual for Notes-Bibliography Style and page 239 for the Parenthetical Citations-Reference List Style.
General Format
Notes-Bibliography Style (pp. 171-172):
   Note Number. Volume Author First Name/Initial Last Name, Title of Volume: Subtitle of Volume, volume number of Title of Multivolume Work: Subtitle of Multivolume Work, (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #(s).

Bibliographic Entry:




   10. Jaroslav Pelilkan, Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (Since 1700), vol. 5 of The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1989. Pelikan, Jaroslav, Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700). Vol 5 of The  Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1989.


General Format

Author-Date Style (pp. 239-240):

Parenthetical Citation:

(Volume Author last Name Year, page #(s)

Reference List Entry:
Author-Date Style:


Parenthetical Entry:


(Pelikan 1989,101)


Reference List Entry:‚Äč

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