Referencing a book in Chicago or Turabian format
When citing a book in Chicago style, you usually have to include the author’s name, the title of the book, publisher city, publisher name, and the year of publication. If there's more than one author, the first author's name is reversed, with a comma placed after the last name.
Last Name, First Name. Title of book in italics. Edition Number. Publication location: Publisher name, Year of publication.
If you are citing a specific chapter, include the following information before the book title: the chapter name and a period in quotations, and the text “In”. Also include either the inclusive page numbers of the chapter (along with a period after the year of publication) or the chapter number (along with the text “Chap.”, preceding the “In” text before the book title).
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