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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: K. Series

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.


The general format below refers to citing a specific series (17.1.5). You may choose to include information about the series to help readers locate the source and understand the context in which it was published. The series information is after the title (and any volume or edition number or editor’s name) and before the facts of publication. The series title is roman type with headline-style capitalization, omitting any initial ‘The’. Include the volume number of the work cited after the series title. The name of the series editor is either omitted or after the series title. If both an editor and volume number are included, vol. precedes the number.

General Format

Superscript Note Number. Author First Name/Initial Last Name, Title, Series Name, vol [if editor and volume number included] volume number, (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #(s).
Bibliographic Entry:
Volume Author Last Name, First Name/Initial. Title. Edited by First Name/Last Name. Series Name, vol [if editor and volume number included] volume number. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.



1 Blake M. Hausman, Riding the Trail of Tears, Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011), 25.


Bibliographic Entry:

Lunning, Frenchy, ed. World Renewal. Mechademia 10. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Stein, Gertrude. Selections. Edited by Joan Retallack. Poets for the Millennium, edited by Pierre Joris and Jerome Rothenberg, vol. 6. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.

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