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How to Cite a Book in Chicago/Turabian (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)

Book in Print

A written work or composition that has been published – typically printed on pages bound together

Structure: Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published.

Front Cover

Title page: Use the author, title, and publication information from the Title page, which comes on the subsequent pages after the cover

Citation: James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009.
Book via Website

Citing a published book found on a website

Structure: Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Accessed Month Day, Year. URL.

Website

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their print versions, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.
Citation: James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. http://books.google.com.
Book via Database

Citing a published book found on a database

Structure: Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Accessed Month Date, Year. URL.
*URL Note: Only include if URL is stable. If none, use database name instead.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Note: Many eBooks are reproduced from a print version. You can normally determine this if the eBook has print publication information.
Citation: Morem, Susan. 101 Tips for Graduates. Ferguson, 2005. Infobase Publishing eBooks.

 

 

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