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Chicago Style

This information is taken from http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Please visit this helpful, easy to use site if you need additional information about the Chicago formatting style.

The Chicago Manual of Style presents two documentation systems:

  • the humanities style, which utilizes notes and a bibliography
  • the author-date system, which utilizes brief in-text citations and a list of references

If you are uncertain which system to use, you should ask your professor if he/she has a preference.  However, choosing a system also depends on what academic discipline you are studying.  The humanities style is typically used by students in literature, history and the arts.  The author-date system has long been used by people in the physical, natural and social sciences.

Common examples:

After you select which system is right for you, click on the appropriate link below for some common examples of how to cite materials in Chicago style.