Answered By: William Fontaine
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014     Views: 284

Chicago style is commonly used by historians and other branches of the humanites to cite sources.

The Chicago Manual of Style (15th & 16th eds.) is available on the Dartmouth network. If you are off-campus, you'll need to authenticate to access the manual.

Generaly, Chicago style uses the notes & bibliography system, which uses footnotes or endnotes along with a bibliography of cited sources. However,  your instructor may require you to use the author-date system, which cites the source in parentheses within the text. Both of these systems are detailed in full in the manual.

For details on citing sources, consult the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide and click on the tab for Notes & Bibliography or Author-Date to see examples according to each system.  For additional details on citing sources, see Chapter 14 (Notes & Bibliography) or chapter 15 (Author-Date references).

If you need a crib sheet for Chicago style that is freely available on the Internet and doesn't require authentication, consult the Research & Documentation Web site. It provides examples using Chicago style's Notes and Bibliography method

Print copies are available at the Baker-Berry Reference Desk and in the Reference collection at call number Z253 .C57. Additional copies are available at the Reserve Desk in the Orozco Room in Baker Library.


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