Chigago referencing: Books

Book with more than three authors or editors

If you are dealing with a book that has more than three editors instead of authors, insert the names of the editors into the place where the names of the authors are now, followed by a comma and the word "eds." without the quotation marks (as per the example).  The rest of the format remains the same.

General format
  • Full note:
    1. Author First Name/Initial Surname et al., Book Title: Subtitle (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page #.
  • Concise note:
    2. Author Surname et al., Book Title, page #.
  • Bibliography:
    Author Surname, First Name/Initial, Author First Name/Initial Surname, Author First Name/Initial Surname, and Author First Name/Initial Surname. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Example
  • Full note:
    1. Jeri A. Sechzer et al., eds., Women and Mental Health (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), 243.  
  • Concise note:
    2. Sechzer et al., Women and Mental Health, 243.
  • Bibliography:
    Sechzer, Jeri A., S. M. Pfaffilin, F. L. Denmark, A. Griffin, and S. J. Blumenthal, eds. Women and Mental Health. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.