1. Christian4ever

    Christian4ever New Member

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    Citation Assistance

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Christian4ever, Jun 14, 2018.

    Hello everyone! I had a quick question concerning citation in Chicago format. I am blessed to be ending the book writing process and have now proceeded to formatting the notes section at the end of the book. In one section, I have used the same source 105 times (this is for just a section of the book, not overall). Do I really have to put ibid 105 times or can I put some other kind of abbreviation such as ibid notes 10-105? Thank you so very much for your time and assistance! God bless
     
  2. BayView

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    I'd be concerned that you're over-relying on a single source, if this is meant to be a scholarly work you're producing. Are there other sources you could use in order to break up the ibids?
     
  3. Christian4ever

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    Hi:) I have over 80+ sources overall for the entire work, but certain subjects only have one or two sources available. Have over 1000+ citations overall in the entire book. I think I may just establish that the notes say from 10-105 are from the same source. Like Ibid (notes 10-105) Thank you for the time and help! God bless
     
  4. Seven Crowns

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    Well, you have to put something. What you might do is use page numbers instead of ibid. At least that way you don't get ibid repeating, because I know what you mean. It will look weird having pages of ibid, ibid, ibid . . . . Use the page numbers and it'll all wrap up into the first note (The number 8 below. I couldn't figure out how to superscript on this board, sorry. I'll just make it red.) That way you just drop the first note in with a number and the others (green here) get tagged in the text with the page number. So you avoid the extra notes.

     

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