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Citing sources: Chicago/Turabian (University of Chicago Press)

When and how to cite (and avoid accidental plagiarism!)

What are Chicago/Turabian styles?

"Chicago style" originated at the University of Chicago Press and is used today by many historical journals and some social science journals.

"Turabian style" is closely related to the Chicago style, but it has some differences geared towards student publications.

Many people refer to the two citation styles collectively as "Chicago/Turabian style."

Chicago/Turabian style handouts

Here are handouts on Chicago and Turabian citation styles featuring multiple examples.

Videos to help using Chicago/Turabian style

Watch this short video (2 minutes, 23 seconds) for tips for how to create a reference list and in-text citations using Chicago style. This video focuses on the reference list & in-text citations.

Watch this short video (4 minutes, 31 seconds) for tips on how to insert footnotes and endnotes in Word 2010. Chicago and Turabian styles have two versions:  the more common "author-date" system and the "notes and bibliography" system that uses footnotes and endnotes.


Source: "Footnotes and Endnotes In Word 2010" by CSU Fullerton IT Training, 2010, Standard YouTube license.

Chicago and Turabian style help links

Chicago/Turabian fill-in-the-blank web forms ("citation builders")

Plug in the appropriate information and view your citation in Chicago or Turabian format. Successful use depends upon entering the proper information! Compare your results with a Chicago or Turabian style handout (such as the ones to the right).

Chicago/Turabian style books in the TCC library

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