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Referencing: Chicago 17

This Guide contains or links to guidance for the main referencing styles used at JCU (including MLA, Chicago and AGLC, which are not stand-alone Guides), and general information about referencing.

The 18th Edition is coming soon

Chicago Manual of Style has announced that the 18th Edition of the Style Manual will be released in September. After that release, we will update the links on this page to point to both editions for a time, before transitioning to the 18th.

You can learn about some of the upcoming changes here, but it appears that only one major change has been made to the referencing stye (the omission of the place of publication):

The full manual

Please note, the link to the electronic copy of this book may take you to the 16th Edition. You can get to the 17th Edition from the 16th, so check which edition you have been taken to and go to the 17th if necessary.

About Chicago Style

"Chicago Style" covers two different styles, a Notes and Bibliography style (sometimes called Chicago A) and an Author-Date style (sometimes called Chicago B) check with your lecturer to confirm which style you should be using.

The Notes and Bilbiography style

For this style, you put a superscript number in text at the point where you insert the citation. This corrosponds to a footnote on the same page, which contains the Footnote citation for the source (subsequent citations for the same source will use a shortened version of this citation.

There is also a Bibliography at the end of the paper which contains all of the sources in alphabetica order. You can access the full version of the Chicago Manual of Style from the Library using your JCU username and password

A full explanation of the Notes and Bibliography style can be found in Chapter 14 of the Chicago Manual of Style.

You can see a freely accessable "quick guide" to the style here:

The Author-Date style

In the Author-Date version of Chicago, you put the authors' surnames and the year of publication in brackets at the point in your sentence where you need to cite your sources.

There is a Reference list which contains all of the works cited in alphabetical order.

A full explanation of the Author-Date version of Chicago can be found in Chapter 15 of the Chicago manual of Style.

You can see a freely accessible "quick guide" to the style here:

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