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Turabian Citation Style Guide 8th Edition: G. No 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.

No Author

The general format below refers to a publication in which the author is unknown or uncertain. If the author's name is not officially listed on the book but can be guessed at, include inside of brackets the assumed author name with a question mark to indicate uncertainty [Edgar Allan Poe?].  If Anonymous is used, begin the note or bibliography entry with the title of the document.

 

General Format

 

 

Notes-Bibliography Style (p. 168):

 

Note:
 
   Note Number. [Name of Assumed Author?], Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year),  page #(s).

 

or
 
 
 
Bibliographic Entry:

 

or

 

 

Examples

 
 
Note:

 

   22.  [Ebenezer Cook?], Sotweed Redivivus, or The Planter's Looking-Glass (Annapolis, 1730), 5-6
 
or
 
   31. A True and Sincere Declaration of the Purpose and Ends of the Plantation Begun in Virginia, of the Degrees Which It Hath Received, and Means by Which It Hath Been Advanced (1610), 17.
 
Bibliographic Entry:
 
or
 

 

General Format
 

 

Author-Date Style (p. 233):

 

Parenthetical Citation:
 
([Assumed Author First Name and Last Name?] Year, page #)

 

or

(Book Title Year, page #(s))

 
Reference List Entry:
 
 
or
 
 
Examples

 

Parenthetical Entry:
 

([Ebenezer Cook?] 1730, 5-6)

or
 
(True and sincere declaration 1610, 17)
 
 
Reference List Entry:
 
or
 
A true and sincere declaration of the purpose and ends of the plantation begun in Virginia, of the degrees which it hat received, and means by which it hat been advanced. 1610.
 

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