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Citation Style Guide: Chicago/Turabian Citation

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

About Chicago/Turabian

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

A print copy of the Chicago and Turabian style manuals are available at the Research Help Desk in the Academic Commons:

The Chicago Manual of Style. 2017. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Call Number: READY REF Z253 .C45 2017

Turabian, Kate L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago Style for students and researchers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Call Number: READY REF LB2369 .T8 2018

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 < 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. <> [12 August, 1996].

Online C/T Resources

Some useful online resources include:

UMGC Library:
Chicago Citation Examples

Excelsior College OWL:
Chicago Notes & Bibliography

Colorado State University:
Chicago Manual of Style

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