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Referencing style - Chicago: Author-Date Referencing Style

A guide to using the Chicago citation referencing style for footnotes and reference lists.

Chicago Author-Date References (17th edition)

This page provides examples of the Chicago Referencing Style Author-Date References system.

This referencing style requires two main elements:

  1. In-text citations, which appear in brackets within the body of your work, at the end of a sentence or a phrase in which the source is referenced. They are a shortened way of acknowledging the source at the point you use it in your writing.
  2. A Reference List at the end of your document listing all the works that you have cited. They are formatted with a hanging indent (instructions available here) and arranged alphabetically by author.

This guide divides references into different formats for ease of use.

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