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Chicago 17th edition referencing style

Chicago 17 Style Footnotes and Bibliography

About Chicago 17th

The Chicago Manual of Style allows for two different types of reference styles.There is the Notes and Bibliography Style (the subject of this guide), and the Author-Date System (a variation of the Harvard style).

While the Notes & Bibliography Style allows for either footnotes or endnotes, this guide will deal with footnotes. Bibliographic citations are provided in footnotes, supplemented by a bibliography at the end of the document. Your footnotes and bibliography should identify references cited (eg. book, journal article, webpage, video) in sufficient detail so that others may locate and consult your references. Each note corresponds to a raised (superscript) number in the text.

Punctuation marks and spaces within the citation are very important. Follow the punctuation and spacing as given in the examples.

This guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition.

Endnote output style for Chicago 17

There is currently no EndNote output style for Chicago 17.  Advice in this Guide for EndNote output styles is for Chicago 16.

What's New in Chicago 17

Amongst many changes some of the more important include:

The use of ibid. is now discouraged in favor of shortened citations. (14.29)

Expanded information on personal communications, including texts and posts through social media (14.214)

Expanded information on the elements of multimedia citations (14.261)

New information on permalinks (14.9)

New information on the use of short URLs (14.10)

Citing locations in electronic formats without fixed pages (14.160)

For a full list see What’s New in the 17th Edition