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Citation & Documentation: Chicago

This guide is meant to help you with citing & documenting your sources. Different tabs have information about the main citations styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, & CSE) as well as links to citation tools you can use to organize and manage your references.

Chicago Style

Chicago Style is used mostly by scholars and writers in history, art, and music.  Chicago Style has two documentation systems:

  1. Footnotes or endnotes and a Bibliography.
  2. Parenthetical in-text citations and a Reference List.


Turabian Style was developed for student researchers, and is a derivative of the Chicago style.  The citation formats for the two styles are nearly identical.

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