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Citation Help: Chicago 17th Edition

Looking for Chicago 17th edition help? You can access our quick reference guide, online manual, and video tutorial below.

Chicago Quick Reference Guide

Chicago Style Citations primarily uses Footnotes or Endnotes. Notes are indicated by number within the text and a corresponding citation is located either at the bottom of the page (footnotes) or at the end of the document (endnotes).

At the end of your paper, you will create a bibliography. A bibliography is an alphabetical list of all sources you used in your paper. A bibliography is formatted differently than a note. 

Note Example:

William J. Novak, “The Myth of the Weak in the American State,” American Historical Review 113, no. 3 (June 2008): 758,

Bibliography Example:

Novak, Willikam J. “The Myth of the Weak in the American State.” American Historical Review 113, no. 3 (June 2008): 758-72.*

*Remember to use a hanging indent in all bibliography entries

Less commonly used is the Author-Date Style. In this style, each reference list entry is accompanied by an example of a corresponding in-text citation

Journal Article example:

Reference List

LaSalle, Peter. 2017. "Conundrum: A Story about Reading." New England Review 38 (1): 95-109.

Satterfield, Susan. 2016. "Livy and the Pax Deum." Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April): 165-76.

In-Text Citations

(LaSalle 2017, 95)

(Satterfield 2016, 170)

For more in depth examples see the Chicago Style Author-Date: Sample Citations or Chapter 15 in The Chicago Manual of Style.



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