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Chicago Manual of Style - Updated for 2018

January 2018

Chicago Manual of Style has updated to the 17th Edition and changes have now been incorporated in to this guide.

Please note:​ 

  • Ibid is now discouraged: 14.34: "In a departure from previous editions, Chicago discourages the use of ibid. in favor of shortened citations..."

For a comprehensive summary of the changes, please see:

Current status of Chicago 17th Edition for the following referencing management tools:

  • RefWorks: Chicago 17th Style updates have now been released (23 May 2018).
  • EndNote: Chicago 17th Style updates are in progress but not yet available (as at 19 January 2018).  HDRs using this tool should continue to refer to Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.

Relevant Disciplines

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.

Chicago Reference Materials