Turabian Citation

Turabian Examples

The following sample citations show both the note form and the bibliography form. The numbers preceding the note examples are arbitrarily chosen but are included to show where the numbers should be placed. If a source you have used differs from the samples, consult Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th Edition. Copies are available in Permanent Reserves and at the Research Help Desk in Kennedy room 111. Call number: LB2369 .T8 2007(Ref).

Articles (print)


Article in a journal (Following Turabian 7th ed., p.182)

First note form:
1. Jane Doe, “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in Central Park,” Pesticides and Urban
Ungulates 44
, no. 12 (June 2008): 26.

Bibliography:
Doe, Jane. “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in Central Park.” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates
44, no. 12 (June 2005): 21-35.

Article in a magazine (Following Turabian 7th ed. p. 186)

First note form:
2. John Doe, “Welders Unite the Nation,” Aviation Weekly, December 7, 1941, 21.

Bibliography:
Doe, John. “Welders Unite the Nation.” Aviation Weekly. December 7, 1941.

Article in a newspaper (Following Turabian, 7th ed. p. 187)

First note form:
3. Blair Friedkin, “Delicious recipe for exorcism soup,” New York Times, October 31, 1974.

Bibliography:
According to Turabian, daily news articles generally do not need to be included in the bibliography
(7th ed., 186). The title in the citation can use headline or sentence-style capitalization (7th ed., p. 187).

Books (print)


Book, single Author (Following Turabian 7th ed., p.163)

First note form:
4. James Hoffa, Solid Cement Mortuary Designs (New York:East River Press, 2009), 86.

Bibliography:
Hoffa, James. Solid Cement Mortuary Designs. New York: East River Press, 2009.

Book with editor (From Turabian 7th ed., p. 164)

First note form:
1. Yves Bonnefoy, New and Selected Poems, ed. John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), 35.

Bibliography:
Bonnefoy, Yves. New and Selected Poems. Edited by John Naughton and Anthony Rudolph.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Chapter in an edited book (Following Turabian 7th ed., p.179)

First note form:
2. Sharon Ferryman, “Rowing in the Sticks,” in Transcendental Transport, ed. Johnny Faust
and Dan Webster (Demopolis, AL: Pandemonium Press, 2008), 13.

Bibliography:
Ferryman, Sharon. “Rowing in the Sticks.” in Transcendental Transport, edited by Johnny Faust and
Dan Webster, 11-32. Demopolis, AL: Pandemonium Press, 2008.

Citing from a database


Newspaper article, online database (Following Turabian 7th ed., p. 186)

First note form:
3. Blair Friedkin, “Delicious recipe for exorcism soup,” New York Times, October 31, 1974,
http://search.ebscohostfromsheol.com/login=true&wtf =perdita.n.d.s.n.live (accessed October 31,2010).

Journal article, online database (Following Turabian 7th ed., p. 185)

First note form:
1. Jane Doe, “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in CentralPark,” Pesticides and Urban
Ungulates 44, no. 12 (June 2008):
26,http:www.scienceindirect.com/urbscarnage/article2whatrhooves4?(accessed May 5, 2001).

Bibliography:
Doe, Jane. “Incidental Toxins and Deer Mortality in Central Park.” Pesticides and Urban Ungulates
44, no. 12 (June 2008): 21-35.
http:www.scienceindirect.com/urbscarnage/article2whatrhooves4? (accessed May 5, 2001).

Web site (From Turabian 7th ed., p. 198)

First note form:
2. Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees, “Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000-
2010: A Decade of Outreach,” Evanston Public Library, http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-
00.html (accessed June 1, 2005).

Bibliography:
Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. “Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000-2010: A
Decade of Outreach.” Evanston Public Library. http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00.html
(accessed June 1, 2005).

Senior Projects


Cal Poly Senior Projects prior to Fall 2009 are available on microfiche, and should be cited as in the first two examples below. Senior Projects from Fall 2009 and later are digitally hosted on the institutional repository and should follow the second pair of examples below. (Following Turabian 7th ed., p. 194)

Before 2009

First note form:
3. Hector Garcia, “To Be and Not to Be: Quantum Politics in the New Millenium” (senior
project, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2001), 12.

Bibliography:
Garcia, Hector. “To Be and Not to Be: Quantum Politics in the New Millenium.” Senior project,
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2001.

Fall 2009 to the present

First note form:
4. Tierney Cunningham, “An Abridged Visual History of Graphic Design” (senior project,
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2009), 12, in DigitalCommons@CalPoly,
http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/artsp/29 (accessed August 17, 2010).

Bibliography:
Cunningham, Tierney, “An Abridged Visual History of Graphic Design.” Senior project, California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2009. In DigitalCommons@CalPoly,
http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/artsp/29/ (accessed August 17, 2010).

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