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Another name for Turabian style is Chicago style. Below are examples of common citations in the author-date format in Turabian/Chicago style. For more information, please consult A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate Turabian, the Chicago Manual of Style, or the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide (see author-date tab).

Parenthetical Citations

It's important to cite sources within your paper whether you're quoting or paraphrasing your source. Include the author or authors' last name(s), year of publication, and page number(s).

A computer algorithm is "a set of steps to accomplish a task that is described precisely enough that a computer can run it" (Cormen 2013, 16).

If the source you're using doesn't have page numbers, use the author's last name and year of publication.

The top five programming languages currently in demand by employers are (1) SQL, (2) Java, (3) HTML, (4) Javascript, and (5) C++ (Hein 2013).





Books and E-Books

In general, books and electronic books are cited the same way: name of the author(s), year of publication, title, city of publication, and publishing company. In case there are differences between the print and electronic editions, it's useful to include the source of your e-book, whether it's online (website or library database) or downloaded (Kindle, Nook, Adobe PDF).

Cormen, Thomas. 2013. Algorithms Unlocked. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Accessed
      January 24, 2013. ebrary. 

Book Chapter

Include the names of the chapter's author(s), year of publication, title of the chapter, title of the book, name of the book's editor(s), page numbers of the chapter, city of publication, and publishing company.

Bermudez, Alfredo, and Luz Garcia. 2013. "Industrial Mathematics with Applications."
      In Mathematical Modeling with Multidisciplinary Applications, edited by Xin-She
      Yang, 83-122. Somerset, NJ: Wiley. Accessed January 24, 2013. ebrary.

Journal Articles

Include the author(s), year of publication, article title, journal title, volume number, issue number (month if available), page numbers, date you accessed the article, and (if applicable) DOI number or URL.

Leung, Rock, Charlotte Tang, Shathel Haddad, Joanna McGrenere, Peter Graf, and Vilia
      Ingriany. 2012. "How Older Adults Learn to Use Mobile Devices: Survey and Field
      Investigations." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 4, no. 3 (December): 11.

Conference Proceedings

Depending on the publication format, a paper from a conference can be cited the same way as a book chapter or a journal article. This examples shows a conference paper cited the same way as a journal article.

Du, Wulun, Zhongzhi Luan, Depei Qian, Ming Xie, and Wei Chen. 2013. "Research of
      MapReduce Oriented Graphical Programming." CSC '13 Proceedings of the 2013
      International Conference on Cloud and Service Computing, Washington DC, 160-161.


Include the following: author, publication year, title of the page, title of the website, date you accessed the website, and the URL. For websites that do not list an author, use the title of the website.

Hein, Rich. 2013. "10 Programming Languages that are In Demand by Employers." Computer World.
      Accessed January 24, 2013. 

iOS Developer Library. 2013. "iOS 7 Design Resources." Accessed January 24,


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