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Chicago Footnote Referencing - Theology students: Primary Documents in collected work

This guide provides information on how to reference using the Chicago Footnote referencing style. PLEASE NOTE: counselling and education students should use APA referencing style.

How to reference primary documents in a collected work

Primary documents

Many primary church history documents are parts of a larger collected work. In order to reference correctly you need to refer to both the primary document and the collected work in your footnote and bibliography. This is similar to referencing a book chapter however the publication date of the primary document is included in the title and if the primary document has any section/part numbers within the article these are included as well.


1st citation 

First name Surname of original author, "Title of Primary Document, Year of Publication," in Title of collected work: Subtitle, ed. First name Surname (City of publication: Publisher, Year), section/part number from primary document (if applicable), page number(s) from collected work

Ben M Bogard, "The Baptist Way, 1945," in Readings in Baptist History: Four Centuries of Selected Documents, ed. Joseph Early, Jr (Nashville: B & H Publishing, 2008), Chapter IV, 169.


Subsequent citations

Surname, "Title of Primary Document," page number(s).

Bogard, "The Baptist Way, 1945," 167.



Surname of original author, First name. "Title of Primary Document, Year of Publication." In Title of collected work: Subtitle, ed. First name Surname, page numbers of entire document. City of publication: Publisher, Year.  

Bogard, Ben M. "The Baptist Way, 1945." In Readings in Baptist History: Four Centuries of Selected Documents, edited by Joseph Early, Jr, 167-71. Nashville: B & H Publishing, 2008.

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