Citing Sources -- Chicago -- Bibliography style

Chicago's bibliography style of citation

Chapter 14 of the Chicago Manual of Style presents Chicago's bibliography style of citation.  This style uses a system of notes, whether footnotes or endnotes or both, and usually a bibliography.

Footnotes and endnotes are formulated in exactly the same way -- the only difference is that footnotes appear on the bottom of the page on which a work is cited, whereas endnotes appear at the end of a manuscript.  Citations in a bibliography are formulated in a similar way to a footnote or endnote, but do have slight variations from the way a footnote or endnote is formulated.

Most courses at Chico State that use Chicago's bibliography style ask you to cite sources using footnotes as opposed to endnotes.  All courses require a bibliography to accompany your notes.  Ask your instructor if you have further questions about the elements of the Chicago style s/he wants you to use in completing your coursework.

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