Book Review Citation for Turabian

I looked far and wide for a fix to the lack of a Book Review reference type to no avail. Luckily, I figured out how to make my own. Lots of people seemed to have the same problem, so I figured I’d share how to make it happen, step by step.

  1. With EndNote open, select Preferences>Reference Types>Unused 1>Modify Reference Types. You can now select the fields that you want endnote to use for a Book Review. Follow these instructions.

-Next to ‘Generic’ type Book Review

-Next to ‘Author’ type Author

-Next to ‘Year’ type Year

-Next to ‘Title’ type Title

-Next to ‘Volume’ type Volume

-Next to ‘Number’ type Issue

-Next to ‘Pages’ type Pages

-Next to ‘Custom 1’ type Series Editor (Note: This is where you’ll write the name of the author of the work being reviewed)

-Next to ‘Custom 2’ type Journal

Leave all other areas blank. Now for the technical part. You’ll need to view my attachment for this. Have it open when you go in to edit this stuff. CAUTION: Be sure not to mess up any of the other reference templates during this process.

  1. Select Edit>Output Styles>Edit “Turabian Bibliography”

  2. Under the heading “Bibliography” select “Templates”

  3. Select “Reference Types” and make sure “Book Review” is checked

  4. Manipulate the “Book Review” template to look exactly like the one shown in my attachment.

  5. Save all changes when you have it set.

You should now be ready to go! When entering a new reference, you’ll now see “Book Review” lited with “Reference Types.”

Note: If Turabian Style for some reason doesn’t show up as a citation format in the bottom right of the main screen, click “Select Another Style” and find Turabian. Just click to add it back.

Hope this helps someone! I’m sure the same process could be used to make a Book Review template for APA, MLA, etc.

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