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Chicago Citation Style: One Author or Editor

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 16th edition.

Book with One Author or Editor (14.75 / p. 695)

The general format below refers to a book with one author.  
  
If you are dealing with one editor instead of one author, insert the editor's name in the place where the author's name is now, followed by a comma and the word "ed." without the quotation marks.  The rest of the format remains the same.

General Format 

Full Note:

1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #.

Concise Note: 

2. Author Surname, Book Title, page #. 

Bibliography:

Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Example

Full Note:

1. Salman Rushdie, The Ground beneath Her Feet (New York: Henry Holt, 1999), 25.

Concise Note:

2. Rushdie, The Ground beneath, 25.

Bibliography:

Rushdie, Salman. The Ground beneath Her Feet. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.  

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About Citing Books

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing books.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.

         

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