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Citation Help: Chicago/Turabian Style

Citation Guide and resources

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Chicago/Turabian FAQ

Are Chicago style and Turabian style the same thing?
Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations presents two basic documentation systems, notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and parenthetical citations–reference list style (or reference list style). These styles are essentially the same as those presented in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, with slight modifications for the needs of student writers. (Source: Turabian Citation Quick Guide Page)

Who should use Chicago/Turabian style?
This style is preferred by many in the humanities, including those in history.

Library Resources

Chicago/Turabian Citation Examples

Chicago/Turabian Style Citation Guide

(Used with permission of Temple University's Writing Center)


Author(s) Date

Title of book/database

Title of Article Title of Periodical
Volume/Issue Pages Place of Publication Publisher Other Information



All information comes from The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for 

Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 15




Book by One Author

Jones, Robert C. These Valiant Dead: Renewing the Past in Shakespeare’s

   Histories. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1991.


Book by Two or More Authors

Howard, Jean E. and Phyllis Rackin. Engendering a Nation: A feminist account of  

   Shakespeare’s English histories. London: Routledge, 1997. 


Edited Book

Bizzell, Patricia, and Bruce Herzberg, eds.  Negotiating Differences: Cultural Case

   Studies for Composition.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1996.  


Book article or chapter 

Conwell, Russell. Acres of Diamonds.” In Negotiating Difference, edited by Patricia  

   Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, 466-476.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 1996.  


Journal article from a database 

Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. Intensive training in elite young female athletes.”

   British Journal of Sports Medicine 36, no.1 (2002). Proquest. (8 March 2002). 


Online magazine article 

Downs, Jere. SEPTA chiefs give support to rail plan.” Philadelphia Inquirer.

   8 March 2002. <

   Pennsylvania/cities_neighborhoods/philadelphia/2818023.htm> (8 March 2002).


Online book 

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, eds. 

   The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex:

   Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book. 



Norman-Bain, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Personal webpage. February 2002.  

   <> (8 March 2002). 


Page, William, and J. Horace Round, eds. A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2.”

     British History Online. 2005. <>

     (5 January 2006). 




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A tutorial by Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia University about citing sources and avoiding plaigirism.