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Citation Resources: Books

Book Elements

Identify the various elements for citing books with the colors below:

                   Author                  
                   Title                      
               Editor(s)                
   Location, Publisher, Date   
               Pages cited              

Citations in your paper should be formatted in a black or grayscale font.

Bibliography Citations

Arrange bibliography citations alphabetically by authors' last names.

Single space each entry, with one line of space separating citations.

Indent each entry a 1/2 inch from the second line onwards.

Turabian Quick Guide

Basic Book Citation

Basic Book Citation

Example: 1 Author

Book with One AuthorCover for Ezra & Nehemiah: A Mentor Commentary

Example: 2 Authors

Book with Two AuthorsCover from Making All Things New

Example: Editor(s)

Book with EditorCover image from the Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary

Example: Author AND Editor

Book with Author and EditorCover image for James: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

“If a book has a translator instead of an editor, substitute the words trans. and Translated by and the translator’s name for the editor data.” See p. 152 for more guidance.