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Chicago Style Quick Guide: Citing Books

Basic Format for Citing a Book

Note:

1. Author’s First and Last Name. Title of Book (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication), Page Number(s).

Bibliography:

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

Book with a Single Author

Note:

1. Kurt Vonnegut. Cat’s Cradle (New York: Dell, 1998), 126.

Bibliography:

Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s Cradle. New York: Dell, 1998.

Book with Multiple Authors

Note:

1. Frederick Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. The Space Merchants (New York: St. Martins, 1985), 65.

Bibliography:

Pohl, Frederick, and Cyril M. Kornbluth. The Space Merchants. New York: St. Martins, 1985.

Book with a Corporate (Organizational) Author

Note:

1. American Medical Association. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine (New York: Random, 1989), 197.

Bibliography:

American Medical Association. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine. New York: Random, 1989.

Subsequent Edition of a Book

Note:

1. Nancy L. Baker and Nancy Huling. A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature, 6th ed. (New York: MLA, 2006), 84.

Bibliography:

Baker, Nancy L., and Nancy Huling. A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature, 6th ed. New York: MLA, 2006.

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