Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. I have multiple volumes to cite in my reference list which have (a) different dates per volume, (b) different copyright dates for “translation and editorial matter” and “additional editorial matter,” and (c) a series of dates for each in some cases, e.g.,

Freud, Sigmund. 1964a. “Instincts and Their Vicissitudes.” Translated by James Strachey. On Metapsychology: The Theory of Psychoanalysis. Edited by Angela Richards. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Vol. 11 of The Pelican Freud Library. 15 vols. 1973–1986.

A. Don’t worry about the publication history (its copyrights and editions) of the series and all its volumes; just cite the ones you used. You’ve made a good start on this one, but you should move Strachey’s name to indicate that he translated the entire volume. And add page numbers. Here’s a version that conforms to Chicago style, cobbled together from CMOS 14.112, 14.124, 14.127, and 15.38:

Freud, Sigmund. (1964a) 1984. “Instincts and Their Vicissitudes.” In On Metapsychology: The Theory of Psychoanalysis, translated by James Strachey; edited by Angela Richards, 000–00. Vol. 11 of the Pelican Freud Library. Harmondsworth: Penguin.