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Chicago Citations (17th ed.): F. Organization as Author

This guide will help you use Chicago style for citations.

About Citing Books

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing books.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.

Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.

Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Book with an Organization as the Author (p. 791)

General Format:
Full Note: 

1. Organization Name, Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #.

Concise Note: 

2. Organization Name, Book Title, page #.

Bibliography:

Organization Name. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Example 
Full Note:

1. World Health Organization, WHO Editorial Style Manual (Geneva: World Health Organization, 1993), 34.

Concise Note:

2. World Health Organization, WHO Editorial Style, 34.

Bibliography:

World Health Organization. WHO Editorial Style Manual. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1993.

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