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Referencing style - Chicago: Notes and Bibliography (Footnote) Referencing Style

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

Chicago Referencing Style Notes and Bibliography System

The Chicago Referencing Style Notes and Bibliography system (sometimes referred to as Chicago Footnote) requires:

  1. footnotes on each page within the text where you are referencing,
  2. a bibliography at the end of your document listing all the works that you have cited and any other works you have consulted. The bibliography should be arranged alphabetically by author.

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

References by Format

See our Information on Footnotes page for explanations on how to create and format footnotes.

Our Endnote style tab explains how to create both footnotes and your bibliography using the Endnote referencing software. If you use EndNote, the style is referred to as 'Chicago 17th Footnote'.

For additional examples and explanations refer to Chapter 14 of the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition or its Sample Citations page.

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