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How to cite sources using Chicago or Turabian styles

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Basic Chapter Citation


Author First M. Last Name, "Chapter or Essay Title," in Book Title, ed. First M. Last Name (Place of Publication: Publisher, date), page cited.

Short version:
Author Last Name, "Chapter or Essay Title (shortened if necessary)," page cited.


Author Last Name, First M. "Chapter or Essay Title." In Book Title, edited by First M. Last Name, page range. Place of Publication: Publisher, date.

Example Chapter of a Book


Eric Charry, "Music and Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa," in The History of Islam in Africa, eds. Nehwmia Levtzion and Randall L. Pouwels (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2000), 550.

Short version:
Charry, "Music and Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa," 550.


Charry, Eric. "Music and Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa." In The History of Islam in Africa, edited by Nehwmia Levtzion and Randall L. Pouwels, 545-573. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2000.

Example Chapter of an eBook


Alan Liu, "Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?," in Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013), accessed January 23, 2014, 

Short version:
Liu, "Where is Cultural Criticism."


Liu, Alan. "Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?." In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. Accessed January 23, 2014. 

Example Foreword/Preface of a Book


Strobe Talbott, foreword to Beyond Tianamen: The Politics of U.S.-China Relations 1989-2000, by Robert L. Suettinger (Washington, D. C.: Brookings Institute Press, 2003), x.

Short version:
Talbott, foreword, x.


Talbott, Strobe. Foreword to Beyond Tianamen: The Politics of U.S.-China Relations 1989-2000, by Robert L. Suettinger, ix-x. Washington, D. C.: Brookings Institute Press, 2003.