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Chicago Citations (17th ed.): J. Edition Other than the First

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 (16th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Edition of a Book Other than the First (pp. 806-807)

Second edition = 2nd ed.
Third edition = 3rd ed.
Fourth edition = 4th ed.
Revised edition = rev. ed. (Note) or Rev. ed. (Bibliography)
General Format 
Full Note:

1. Author First Name and/or Initial Surname, Book Title: Subtitle, edition (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #.

Concise Note: 

2. Author Surname, Book Title, page #.

Bibliography:

Author Surname, First Name and/or Initial. Book Title: Subtitle. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Example
Full Note:

1. Daniel Rhodes, Clay and Glazes for the Potter, rev. ed. (Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000), 85.

Concise Note:

2. Rhodes, Clay and Glazes, 85.

Bibliography:

Rhodes, Daniel. Clay and Glazes for the Potter. Rev. ed. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2000.

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Online Citation Creators

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