This section contains information on The Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
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Last Edited: 2014-02-25 12:05:03
General Model for Citing Books in the Chicago Notes and Bibliography System
Footnote or endnote (N):
Corresponding bibliographical entry (B):
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Book by One Author
Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.
Book by Multiple Authors
Lash, Scott, and John Urry. Economies of Signs & Space. London: Sage Publications, 1994.
Translated Work with One Author
Cortázar, Julio. Hopscotch. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966.
Book with Author and Editor
Tylor, Edward B. Researches into the Early Development of Mankind and the Development of Civilization, Edited by Paul Bohannan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964.
Article, Chapter, Essay, Short Story, etc., in an Edited Collection
Chilson, Peter. "The Border." In The Best American Travel Writing 2008, edited by Anthony Bourdain, 44-51. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.
Introduction in a Book
Pinker, Steven. Introduction to What is Your Dangerous Idea?, Edited by John Brockman. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007.
Anonymous Works-Unknown Authorship
Sources that have no known author or editor should be cited by title. Follow the basic format for "Footnote or Endnote" and "Corresponding Bibliographical Entry" that are exemplified above omitting author and/or editor names and beginning respective entries with the title of the source.
Citing Indirect Sources
Because authors are generally expected to be intimately familiar with the sources they are citing, Chicago discourages the use of a source that was cited within another (secondary) source. In the case that an original source is utterly unavailable, however, Chicago recommends the use of "quoted in" for the note: