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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: H. E-Book

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for the Notes-Bibliography style options of Turabian.

This information and several of the examples were drawn from A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th Edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.

E-Book

Follow the basic format for print books but also include the URL or the name of the database. The ‘accessed date’  should ONLY be included ONLY a publication date or date the source was last modified (or updated) is not listed in the website information. The access date helps readers access the source. (15.4.1.5).

 

General Format

 
Footnote: 
 
Superscript Note Number Author First Name/Initial Last Name, Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #(s) (Chapter or Section Number if no page number), URL (accessed Month Day, Year ONLY if date of publication is not available).
 
Bibliographic Entry:
 
Author Last Name, First Name or Initial. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL (accessed Month Day, Year ONLY if date of publication is not available).
  
 

Examples

 
Footnote (with and without 'Accessed Date'):
Option #1 -- If you include the url and you do not have page numbers.
 
2 Philip B. Kurland and Ralpher Lerner, eds., The Founders' Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders.
 
2 Philip B. Kurland and Ralpher Lerner, eds., The Founders' Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), accessed June 27, 2006, http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders.
 
Note: Many e-book formats lack fixed page numbers, therefore cite by chapter or section number or, if these are unnumbered, by the name of the chapter or section.
 

2 Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, trans. Constance Garnett (Project Gutenberg, last updated November 5, 2012), pt.6, chap.1, http://gutenberg.org/files/2554/2554-h/2554-h.htm.

Option #2-- If you consulted the book in a library or commercial database, you may give the name of the database instead and include page numbers.

2 Joseph P. Quinlan, The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010), 211, ProQuest Ebook Central.

2 Joseph P. Quinlan, The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It (New York: McGraw-Hill), 211, accessed November 1, 2011, ProQuest Ebook Central.

 
Bibliographic Entry:
Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders' Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.
 
Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders' Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Accessed June 27, 2006. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.
 
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. Translated by Constance Garnett. Edited by William Allan Neilson. New York: P.F. Collier, 1917. http://gutenberg.org/files/2554/2554-h/2554-h.htm.
 
Option #2 (Be consistent with your footnote option. See conditions for Option 2 above):
 
Quinlan, Joseph P. The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. ProQuest Ebook Central.
 
Quinlan, Joseph P. The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It. New York: McGraw-Hill. Accessed November 1, 2011. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  

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