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Chicago Manual of Style - Update in Progress

14th December 2017:

Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition contains updates which will be incorporated in this guide over the next few days.

Chicago Footnotes Overview

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition - Notes & Bibliography (or Chicago Footnotes) is a citation system commonly used across the Schools of Philosophy & Theology and Arts & Sciences.

Within Arts & Sciences, the style is used in the following disciplines:  English Literature, Greek Studies, History, and Theatre Studies.  It may also be used in Aboriginal Studies, Politics, Social Justice and Sociology.

Any time you use an idea or quote in your paper from another source, it should be acknowledged in a footnote, including the page number the passage was retrieved from, as well as an entry in the bibliography.

The main components of Chicago Notes & Bibliography style are:

  1. First footnote citation
  2. Subsequent short form footnote citations
  3. Bibliography


Chicago Reference Materials