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Library DIY: Citing Sources in Turabian Format

Find how to locate a book, eBook, and articles, evaluate and cite sources, and access library services.

What's in this guide?

How to cite:

Articles

  • journal, magazine and newspaper articles

Books/eBooks

  • print and online books/book chapters

Letters

  • online and print

Web pages

  • entire websites, single web pages

Gov't/Legal

  • cases, laws, government documents.

Social Media

  • Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Media

  • images, music, video

One Source Quoted in Another

  • online, book, webpage

Other

  • Organizational author, no author, oral histories/interviews, class lectures,  formatting subsequent (shortened) notes

Ask a Librarian 

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Citation FAQ

Guide/Sample Papers

Turabian Style, first created for students by Kate Larimore Turabian, is a simplified version of the Chicago Manual of Style. 

Author-Date Format

B.D. Owens Library supports Notes-Bibliography style for Turabian, however, a short guide for Author-Date style can be found here:

Contact

The formatting and citation examples in this guide are based upon rules and examples in A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 9th edition by Kate Turabian. If you would like additions or would like to report a correction to this guide, please contact Becky Meneely

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