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Chicago/Turabian Citation Guide

Books (Print and Electronic)

Books, whether they are print or electronic, follow the same format with the exception of ebooks having a link or file type listed in the reference list. 


In-text Citation Format:

...(Author's Last Name Year, Page).

In-text Citation Example:

...(Gerson 1986, 25).


Reference List Format:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Year of Publication. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher. File type or URL (for ebooks).

Reference List Example:

Gerson, Kathleen. 1986. Hard Choices: How Women Decide about Work, Career and Motherhood. Berkely, CA: University of California Press. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cusp-ebooks/detail.action?docID=470841.

Book Chapter

For the in-text citations, include specific page numbers for where the information came from within the chapter. In the reference list, include the page range of the chapter itself. 


In-text Citation Format:

...(Chapter Author's Last Name Year, Page).

In-text Citation Example:

...(Freidel 1987, 233).


Reference List Format:

Chapter Author's Last Name, Chapter Author's First Name. Year. "Title of Chapter." In Title of Book, Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name, Pages. Place of publication: Publisher.

Reference List Example:

Freidel, Frank. 1987. "The Sick Chicken Case." In Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution, Rev. ed. Edited by John Garraty, 233-252, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers.

The Bible

When using Bible verses in your paper, the Bible itself is not included in the reference list. Only the verse and version are included in the in-text citation. The translation can be spelled out or abbreviated.


In-text Citation Format:

... (Abbreviated Name of Book Chapter:Verse [Translation]).

In-text Citation Example:

...(Hab. 1:1 [NIV]).