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Turabian Style

Reference and Sacred Works

Examples in this guide are provided for footnote citations (N) and bibliography (B). Footnotes and bibliography format contain most of the same elements but are formatted slightly differently.  For example, notes use paragraph (first line) indentation, and the bibliography entries use hanging indents. If you cite one source multiple times, you may use shortened notes for citations after the first one -- see directions here.

Jump to specific examples in the table below: 

Common Reference Works Less Well-Known Reference Works The Bible and Sacred Texts

 

Common Reference Works

Well-known reference works should be cited only in notes, unless they are critical to an argument or frequently cited. The note may omit facts of publication but should specify a particular edition if available. If consulted online, include a URL. If the work is arranged by key terms, cite the key term entry, not volumes or pages, preceded by s.v. (for sub verbo, “under the word”) or s.vv. (plural). 

N: 

16 period Oxford English Dictionary comma s period v period quotation mark ROFL comma quotation mark  accessed March 9 comma 2017 comma http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/156942#eid1211161030  period

 

 


Less Well-Known Reference Works 

N:

17 period S period J period Connolly comma ed period comma The Oxford Companion to Irish History comma 2nd ed period comma s period v period quotation mark Houghers quotation mark   parenthesis New York colon Oxford University Press comma 2002 parenthesis  period

B:

Connolly comma S period J period comma ed period The Oxford Companion to Irish History comma 2nd ed period comma s period v period quotation mark Houghers period quotation mark  New York colon Oxford University Press comma 2002 period

 


The Bible and Sacred Texts

N:

33 period  2 Kings 11:8 period

 

34 period  Quran 7:143 period