Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2019     Views: 201

A. Chicago
The entire contents of the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) are available online through our databases page. There are also more condensed examples and instructions for basic citation formats in the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, available for both note and bibliography and author-date styles. 

If you would like to reference the Chicago manual in print, the 16th ed. (2010) is available in both main and reference under call number Z253 .U69 2010.

B. Turabian
Unlike the Chicago Manual of Style, the entire Turabian "Manual for Writers" is not available online. However, there is a Turabian "citation quick guide" available for both note and bibliography style and for author-date style.

Generally speaking, School of Theology (SOT) courses use note and bibliography style while School of Intercultural Studies (SIS) courses use author date style. Please confirm the desired citation style with your professor.

If you would like to reference the Turabian manual in print, the 9th ed. (2018) is available in reference under call number LB2369 .T8 2018. An Earlier edition (6th ed., 1996) is also available for check out in our main collection under the same call number.

C. What's the difference?
According to a 2015 Chicago Manual blog post, "Turabian is the student version of The Chicago Manual of Style, aimed at high school and college students who are writing papers, theses, and dissertations that are not intended for publication...both are official Chicago style."

This means Turabian will likely be preferred or acceptable for masters level work in SOT or SIS. As always, check with your professor to see if they have a specific preference or require a custom citation style.