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History: Chicago (Turabian)

This guide will give you a quick overview of the resources available in all areas of history in the M. P. Baker Library Collection.

Chicago: An Introduction

Chicago is sometimes referred to as Turabian or Chicago/Turabian.


Disciplines Using Chicago



Fine Arts

Chicago Citation Examples

Basic Information:

Author Last Name, First Name. Book Title. Publication City: Publication Company, Year.


Sample, Joe. Awesome Book. Carthage: Panola Books Inc., 2012.

Basic Information:

Author First name Last name, Book title (Publisher city: Publisher, year), page number.


Steven Nadler, A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011), 8.


1. Bill Offer, "Lecture on Gettysburg," History 1301: US History 1 (class lecture, Panola College, Carthage, TX, January 24, 2024).

Bibliography (Works Cited page)

Offer, Bill.  "Lecture on Gettysburg." HIstory 1301: US History.  Class lecture at Panola College, Carthage, TX, January 24, 2024.

Basic Information:

Interviewee first name Last name, interview by Interviewer name. City, State initials, Month day, year of interview. 


Richard Davidson, interview by author. Madison, WI, April 20, 2012.

Basic format:

Author Last Name, First Name. Year. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume, Issue: page numbers. doi url (if one is available)


Good, Cassandra. 2022. “Defining the Family of Washington: Meaning, Blood,

and Power in the New American Nation.” Journal of Social History 55 (4): 899–924. doi:10.1093/jsh/shab067.

Basic Information:

Author First name Last name, “Article title,” Journal title volume number (year): page number. 


Raúl Sánchez, “Outside the Text: Retheorizing Empiricism and Identity,” 

College English 74 (2012): 243.

Basic Information:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Name of Website. Publishing organization, publication or revision date if available. Access date if no other date is available. URL .


M. P. Baker Library. (2023, August 30). "Chicago (Turabian)," Citation Guides. Panola

College.  Accessed August 31,2023. 

Basic Format:

Video Creator. Year uploaded. "Video Title" Date video was uploaded. YouTube Video, video length, video url.


Biography. 2023. "George Washington: American Revolutionary|Full Documentary|Biography"

July 2, 2023. YouTube Video, 46:21.

Mr. Odom's How-To Video for Chicago Style



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