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Music Citations: Turabian/Chicago Style: Books

This guide will assist with formatting music citations using the Turabian/Chicago style. For more info, consult Turabian Manual: MUS REFPN203.T8 2007 or consult Chicago Manual online at: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/contents.html

One Author:

B: Authors Last Name, First. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year.

N: Author First Name Last, Title of Book (City: Publisher, Year), page numbers.

In the Bibliographic citation, don’t forget to insert a “hanging indent” if your citation takes up more than one line.

Multiple Authors

B: Author Last Name, First, and Other Author(s) First Name Last.

Example: Three Authors: Austen, Jane, and Duke Ellington. Title of Book. etc.
Example: Four Authors: Austen, Jane, Duke Ellington, and Al Gore. Title of Book. etc.

N: 1Author First Name Last, Other Author(s) First Name Last.
Example: 2Jane Austen, Duke Ellington, and Al Gore, Title of Book, etc.

Note: In the footnote, if you have more than three authors, choose the first author on the title page, and then follow with “et al.”
Example3Jane Austen et al., Title of Book, etc.

Editor as Author

B: Editor Last Name, First, ed. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year.

N: 2Editor First Name Last, ed., Title of Book (City: Publisher, Year), page numbers.

If more than one editor is present, use “eds.” instead of “ed.”

Author + Editor Present

B: Author Last Name, First. Title of Book. Edited by First Name Last. City: Publisher, Year.

N: 3Author First Name Last, Title of Book, ed. Editor First Name Last (City: Publisher, Year), page numbers.

If more than one editor is present, use “eds.” instead of “ed.” in footnote.

Multiple editors

B: Editor Last Name, First, and Other Editor’s First Name Last Name, eds. Title of Book

Example: Obama, Bo, and Choupette Lagerfeld, eds. Celebrity Pets…

N: Bo Obama and Choupette Lagerfeld, eds., Celebrity Pets...

Note: The editor’s names are Bo Obama and Choupette Lagerfeld. In the bibliographic (B) entry, only the first name is inverted as Last Name, First and in the footnote (F), all names appear regularly as First Name Last Name

Translator present

B: Translator Last Name, First, trans. Title of Book. etc.

Example: Smith, John, trans. German Book of Songs. Etc.

N: 1Translator First Name Last, trans., Title of Book. etc.
Example: 1John Smith, trans., German Book of Songs...etc.

Translator along with author or editor

B: Smith, John. Native Instruments of Europe. Edited by Mary Q. Contrary. Translated by Amy Walker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

B: Smith, John. Parallel Fifths and Other Horrors. Translated and edited by Amy Walker. New York: Scarecrow, 1992.

N1John Smith, Native Instruments of Europe, ed. Mary Q. Contrary, trans. Amy Walker (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 45-61.

N1John Smith, Parallel Fifths and Other Horrors, trans. And ed. Amy Walker (New York: Scarecrow, 1992), 48-52.

Turabian Location

Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th ed., rev. by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).

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