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The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Fifteenth Edition.
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The Chicago Manual of Style. Fifteenth Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Turabian, Kate, et al. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Seventh Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Bibliographies formatted in Chicago or Turabian style require specific spacing, indentation, underlining and punctuation. Download this sample bibliography for examples.
Chicago/Turabian style allows more than one method of citing quotations. In the past this style required footnotes or endnotes, but now the parenthetical method is also allowed. In each case include the author, publishing date and page number (or verse or paragraph number). The following examples are from Kate L. Turabian’s book, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed.
Turabian (2007) is careful to point out the requirement that “you list all sources in a reference list” (216).
The importance of proper citation cannot be understated; indeed, readers rely upon accurately cited sources (Turabian 2007, 217).
Although sources and their citations come in almost endless variety, you are likely to use only a few kinds. While you may need to look up details to cite some unusual sources, you can easily learn basic patterns for the kinds that you will use most often (2007, 217).