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Chicago/Turabian: Books

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Additional examples and explanations for book citations are found on pages 171-186 in A Manual for Writers (2017).

Basic Book Citation

Basic Footnote Entry

     Author's first and last name, Title of the Book (Location: Publisher,
Year), Page number.


Basic Works Cited Entry

Author's last name, Author's first name. Title of the Book. Location:
     Publisher, Year

Book with one author


      Michael Davis, Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (New York: Viking, 2008), 43.

Works Cited:

Davis, Michael. Street Gang: The Complete History of
Sesame Street. New York: Viking, 2008. 


Book with more than one author



     Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler, The Crimes of Paris: A  True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection (New York: Little,  2009), 104.


Works Cited:

Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. The Crimes of Paris: 

     True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection. New York: 

     Little, 2009. 


Edited book



      Shirley R. Steiberg and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds.,  Christotainment:

Selling Jesus through Popular Culture (Boulder: Westview, 2009), 98.

Works Cited:

Steinberg, Shirley R., and Joe L. Kincheloe,  eds.  Christotainment: 

     Selling Jesus through Popular Culture. Boulder: Westview, 2009.


Electronic Book


      Vincent Sherry,  The Great War and the Language of Modernism (New York:

Oxford University Press, 2003),



Works Cited:

Sherry, Vincent. The Great War and the Language of Modernism.    

     New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. http://rave 9780195178180.

Two additional items are necessary for citing an electronic book: URL of the database or website (here, Be sure the URL you use is a permanent, or persistent, link.