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Chicago Citation Style - 17th Edition

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How to Cite in Chicago Style by Laurier Library

Chicago Citation Style 17th Edition

The Chicago Manual of Style is often used to document sources for papers in the humanities (eg. history, fine arts, and political science). This guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.), published in 2017.

Note: The Chicago Manual uses two styles of citation. This guide is intended as a guideline for the "Notes and Bibliography" style only.


New to citation? Check out the Red Deer College Library's Chicago Fundamentals (17th edition) tutorial!

This tutorial will introduce you to the basic mechanics of Chicago Style and help you to:

  1. Identify the three ways to incorporate other researchers' ideas into your writing
  2. Differentiate between an in-text citation and a reference
  3. Determine the relevant elements of an in-text citation
  4. Recognize the order of the elements in a Chicago reference
  5. Construct proper Chicago references for common information formats

This tutorial will take approximately 30 minutes. It includes optional questions to test your knowledge.

Additional Chicago Resources

Adapted from Red Deer College Library's Chicago Citation Style 17th Edition guide. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International LicenseCreative Commons License