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Citation Style Guide: Chicago/Turabian Citation

Covers a variety of prominent style guides, including citation examples, that can be used for writing papers and completing assignments.

About Chicago/Turabian

The current Chicago style manual is the 16th edition (2010).

The current Turabian style manual is the 7th edition (2007).

Chicago/Turabian style is most commonly used in History & some Science Disciplines.


A copy of the Chicago and Turabian style manuals are available in the Ready Reference area at the Research Help Desk on the first floor of SU Library (in GAC):

The Chicago manual of style. 2010. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Call Number: Z253 .C45 2010

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2007

Chicago/Turabian Citation Examples

Book by a single author

Format: Author's last name, First (and middle) name(s).  Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher name.  Date of Publication.

Example: Stelzer, Cita.  Dinner with Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table.  New York: Pegasus Books, 2013.

Article in a periodical

Format: Author's last name, First (and middle) name(s). Date of publication. Title of the article. Journal Title volume number (Month): pages.

Example: Fuller, Graham T. (2000). Brute Force. Film Comment 36 (Sept/Oct): 35- 37.

Articles / websites found online

Format: Author's last name, First (and middle) name(s). Title of website article. Date of document or last revision, if known. Internet online. Available from <URL of website>. [Date of access].

Example: Burka, Lauren P. A hypertext history of multi-user dimensions. Internet online. Available from <http://www.utopia.com/talent/ lpb/muddex/essay>. [2 Aug. 1996].

Articles found via online database

Format: Author's last name, First name Middle Initial(s). "Title of the article." Journal title volume number: issue number. Available from name of electronic database, name of online service provider. <URL of electronic database>. [Date of access].

Example: Warren, Christopher. 1996. "Working to ensure a secure and comprehensive peace in the Middle East." U.S. Dept. of State Dispatch 7:14. Available from Academic Search, EBSCOHost. <http://search.epnet.com/login.asp?site=ehost> [12 August, 1996].

Online C/T Resources

Some useful online resources include:

A Guide to Documenting a Political Science Research Paper (Salisbury University)

Chicago Manual of Style (Colorado State University)