Turabian Style (author-date) Referencing Guide
(updated Jul 2022)

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How to do citations in Turabian Style (author-date) style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Turabian Style (author-date) citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Turabian Style (author-date).

cite Turabian Style (author-date)  — Referencing Guide

How do you cite a book in the Turabian Style (author-date) referencing style? (2022 Guide)

A book citation in Turabian Style (author-date) always includes the author name(s), the publication year, the book title, and the publisher. Here’s an example

Here’s an example book citation in Turabian Style (author-date) using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Turabian Style (author-date) citation:
Angelou, Maya. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Turabian Style (author-date) looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Turabian Style (author-date) citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Turabian Style (author-date) format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the Turabian Style (author-date) citation format.

Here’s a Turabian Style (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Container Volume (Issue): pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Turabian Style (author-date):
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18 (1): 161-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Turabian Style (author-date) style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in Turabian Style (author-date) is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an Turabian Style (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. January 1, 2000. https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian. November 5, 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Turabian Style (author-date) in 2022

To cite a YouTube video, channel, or comment according to Turabian Style (author-date), all you need it the following

Here’s a Turabian Style (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title”. YouTube. January 1, 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Turabian Style (author-date)?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube. June 3, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Turabian Style (author-date) referencing style

Are you wondering if it’s ok to reference a podcast episode in a research paper? Here’s how to cite it in Turabian Style (author-date)

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Turabian Style (author-date).
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Turabian Style (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Turabian Style (author-date) referencing style?

Did you know that Bob Dylan has written well over 500 different songs? Here’s how to cite any song in Turabian Style (author-date)

An example song citation in Turabian Style (author-date).
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Turabian Style (author-date):
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)

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