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Chicago/Turabian Citation

How to cite sources using Chicago or Turabian styles


Welcome to the Beeghly Library Chicago/Turabian Style Guide. 

Here you'll find information about citing books, periodicals, newspapers, and electronic material in your Chicago or Turabian bibliography, as well information about for footnotes and endnotes. The topics covered in this guide refer to the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and the 8th edition of Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. This guide is designed as a quick introduction to the styles. For more advanced questions and other types of sources, please refer to the official publication manuals.  

To navigate this guide, click on the tab above that corresponds to the material you are interested in citing in Chicago and Turabian format. This guide will provide the notes-bibliography style. For each type of resource, examples will be given of how to create a full footnote/endnote, how to create the shortened version for multiple citations to the same source, and how to create the citation in the bibliography.

Chicago vs. Turabian

Turabian Style is a variant on Chicago Style that the University of Chicago Press describes as containing "slight modifications for the needs of student writers." For most simple citations, Turabian and Chicago should be the same.

Ask your instructor what style you should use. 

Hanging Indents

The bibliography page of a paper in Chicago or Turabian style require hanging indents, where the first line of each citation is not indented and every line after is. The examples in this guide will not show the hanging indents because the software used to create it cannot support them. Remember to include them in your paper. 

Use the links below to learn how to create a hanging indent in Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

Chicago/Turabian Style Manuals