The Chicago Manual of Style includes two referencing styles:
The Chicago A Notes and Bibliography Style is commonly used in the humanities—including literature, philosophy, history and the arts. It features numbered footnotes in the text, supplemented by an alphabetical bibliography at the end of the document. The bibliography may include the documents you consulted but not directly cited in your essay.
This guide provides general rules for footnote citations and bibliography, and instructions with examples for citing a range of sources such as journal articles, books and book chapters, research reports, government documents, conference papers, theses, course materials, AV materials, and web resources.
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This guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style Online (CMOS) 17th edition, 2017. It provides general guidelines only. Your lecturer’s instructions overrule these guidelines. Students should always check their Course Outline for any variations required or consult their lecturer.