Turabian Basic Citation Guide

This Guide is based on A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed., and addresses both the Bibliography (B) and Reference List (RL) forms for documentation. If you are using notes, follow the Bibliography format. If you are using parenthetical references, follow the Reference List format. For both formats, the first line of the citation is flush left; any runover lines are indented five spaces.

Book (RL)
Author Date Title Place of Publication: Publisher
Heller, E. 1959. The disinherited mind. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Co.
Book (B)
Author Title Place of Publication: Publisher Date
Heller, E. The disinherited mind. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Co., 1959.

Chapter in a Book (RL)
Author Date Chapter Title Title
Sasson, D. 1991. The Shakers: the adaptation of prophecy. In When prophets die: the postcharismatic fate of new religious movements, ed. T. Miller, 13-28. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
More Title Editor Page #s Place of Publication: Publisher


Chapter in a Book (B)
Author Chapter Title Title
Sasson, D. "The Shakers: the adaptation of prophecy." In When prophets die: the postcharismatic fate of new religious movements, ed. T. Miller, 13-28. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991.
More Title Editor Page #s Place of Publication:
Publisher
Date

Reference Book (e.g. Encyclopedia, Handbook, Dictionary)

According to the 6th edition, well-known reference works are not included in bibliographies and reference lists. Instead, notes or parenthetical references include the title and edition of the work, but omit the publication information. Construct your notes or parenthetical expressions like the examples below. The abbreviation "s.v." means "under the word" and should be used when entries appear alphabetically. Page numbers are not necessary.


Parenthetical References
Title Entry Title
(The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians, 2nd ed., s.v. "Satie, Erik")


Notes
Title Entry Title
14The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians, 2nd ed., s.v. "Satie, Erik."

Journal Article (RL)
Author Date Article Title Title Volume Date Page #s
 
King, N.J. 1953. Jane Austen in France. Nineteenth-Century Fiction 8 (June): 1-26.
Journal Article (B)
Author Article Title Title Volume Date Page #s
  
King, N.J. "Jane Austen in France." Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 8 (June 1953): 1-26.

Journal Article from a Database (RL)
Author Date Article Title Title Volume  Date  Page #s
Cannon, A. 2004. Not quite like on CSI. U.S. News & World Report, 137 (December): 33, available from Academic Search Premier, <http://library.samford.edu/ase> (accessed December 20, 2004).
  
  Database Web Address Retrieved Date

Journal Article from a Database (B)
Author Article Title Title Volume  Date  Page #s
Cannon, A. "Not quite like on CSI." U.S. News & World Report, 137 (December 2004): 33, available from Academic Search Premier, <http://library.samford.edu/ase> (accessed December 20, 2004).
  
  Database Web Address Retrieved Date

Website (RL)
Author Date Article Title Title Description

Monster. 2004. "Career Advice," Monster.com. Home page online. Available from http://content.monster.com/; Internet.
     
  Web Address   Access

Website (B)
Author Article Title Title Description

Monster. "Career Advice," Monster.com. Home page online. Available from http://content.monster.com/; Internet; accessed 7 May 2004.
     
  Web Address   Access Retrieved Date