How to cite a book introduction in Chicago
To cite a book introduction in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:
- Author(s) of the chapter: Include the book author after the title only if the introduction was written by someone else.
- Introduction to Title of the book: Give the title of the introduction if available. If not, write 'Introduction to' followed by the book title in italics.
- Author(s) of the book: Include the book author after the title only if the introduction was written by someone else.
- Pages: Give the page number or full page range of the source.
- Place of publication: Give the place of publication of the source.
- Publisher: Give the publisher name in full.
- Year of publication: Give the year of publication as presented in the source.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a book introduction in Chicago style 17th edition:
.Introduction to Title of the book, by ,Pages. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Chicago style guidelines in action:
The introduction to a book by one author
Lewis, John S. Introduction to Rain of Iron and Ice, 1-9. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 1996.
The introduction to the special edition of a book by one author
Gaarder, Jostein. Introduction to the twentieth anniversary edition of Sophie's World, xi-xvi. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015.
This citation style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).