How to Cite a Book in Chicago Style

Citing a book in Chicago style is easy and there are two ways to do it. This guide will help you properly format your book citations whether you’re using the Notes-Bibliography or Author-Date system.

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How to cite a book in Chicago style

To cite a book in Chicago style, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The name of the author
-The title of the book
-The name of the publisher
-The date the book was published

You will also need to determine whether you are citing the entire book, or just a specific chapter or essay.

If you are citing the entire book, you will need to include all of the above information in your citation. If you are citing a specific chapter or essay, you will also need to include the page number(s) on which the original material can be found.

Here is an example of how to cite a book in Chicago style:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

How to format a Chicago-style citation for a book

To format a Chicago-style citation for a book, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The author’s name
-The title of the book
-The publication date
-The name of the publisher

Here is an example of how this information would be put together in a Chicago-style citation for a book:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of the Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date.

For more information on how to format a Chicago-style citation, please see the following resource:

https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html

How to create a bibliography for a book in Chicago style

To cite a book in Chicago style, you will need the following pieces of information:

-The name of the author(s)
-The book’s title
-The book’s publication date
-The name of the publisher

Once you have gathered this information, you will need to format it according to Chicago style. The format for books is as follows:

Author last name, first name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication. Medium of publication.

For example: Newton, Isaac. Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. London: J. Gamble, 1846. Print.

How to reference a book in Chicago style

There are two types of references in Chicago style:
-Notes and bibliography
-Author-date

For a book, you will need the following information:
-Author or editor names (translated into initials for first and middle names)
-Title of the book (in sentence case)
-Publication city
-Publisher name
-Publication year

The basic format for a book reference in Chicago style is as follows:
Author Lastname, Author Firstname and Author Middlename. Title of Book. Publication City: Publisher Name, Publication Year.

How to cite a book in a footnote in Chicago style

To cite a book in a footnote in Chicago style, you will need the following information:
-The author’s last name
-The author’s first name (or initials)
-The title of the book
-The city of publication
-The publishing house
-The year of publication

Here is an example of how this would look in a footnote:
1. journalist Tony Horwitz, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War (New York: Henry Holt, 2011), xii.

How to cite a book in a bibliography in Chicago style

To cite a book in a bibliography in Chicago style, you usually have to include the author’s name, the title of the book, the publication date, and the publisher. You might also have to include the place of publication or the edition.

How to cite an edited book in Chicago style

To cite an edited book in Chicago style, you need the following information:
-The name of the editor or editors
-The title of the book
-The place of publication
-The publisher
-The date of publication

Here is an example of how to cite an edited book in Chicago style:
Doe, John, ed. The Book of Chicago Style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

How to cite a translated book in Chicago style

To cite a translated book in Chicago style, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The author’s name
-The title of the book
-The name of the translator
-The location of publication
-The publisher
-The date of publication

Here is an example of how you would cite a translated book in Chicago style:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Translated by First Name Last Name. Location: Publisher, Year of Publication.

How to cite a book with multiple authors in Chicago style

To cite a book with multiple authors in Chicago style, you’ll need the following pieces of information:
-The names of the book’s authors
-The name of the book
-Thecity where the book was published
-The name of the book’s publisher
-The year the book was published

With this information, you’ll be able to cite a book with multiple authors in Chicago style like this:

Authors. Title. City: Publisher, Year.

How to cite a book with an editor in Chicago style

To cite a book with an editor in Chicago style, you will need the following information:

1. The name of the editor
2. The title of the book
3. The publication information for the book
4. The name of the publisher

Here is an example of how to format this information in a Chicago style citation:

Editor’s Last Name, First Name, ed. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

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