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Books include physical and electronic published material, including e-books, novels, zines, pamphlets, textbooks, fiction, non-fiction, anthologies, theses, etc.

Style Examples

The following examples were produced using this HOLLIS record.


Child, Julia. The French chef cookbook. Drawings and photographs by Paul Child, 1st ed., Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.



Child, J. & Child, Paul. (1968). The French chef cookbook (1st ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf.


Chicago Notes:

Child, Julia, and Child, Paul. The French Chef Cookbook. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.


Chicago Author-Date:

Child, Julia, and Child, Paul. 1968. The French Chef Cookbook. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Elements of the Citation

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  • Book title
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    • Page range
    • Chapter title and/or number
    • Essay title
  • Publisher
  • Edition
  • Contributors, if applicable
    • Editors
    • Translators
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