Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. I work for the Texas State Library Talking Book Program. We serve people who have disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print or that prevent them from holding a book or turning pages. I have a blind patron who contacted us with a question about how to cite a Braille book in Chicago/Turabian style. Is there a standard format for how to cite Braille books? Since she is working on her dissertation she wants to cite things as fully and completely as possible to make sure that she is providing all the necessary information to her committee and in her published paper.

A. I’m sorry CMOS doesn’t have a specific example of a citation of a book in Braille, but your patron is in a good position to decide which elements are useful and add them to a standard citation. The important thing is to be clear and include the information that readers will need to understand the citation and locate the source.