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Chicago B: Author-Date Style:  About Chicago B

UON Library guide to Chicago B: Author-Date Style 17th edition

Chicago B


The Chicago Manual of Style includes two referencing styles:

The Chicago B Author-Date Style is commonly used in the sciences and social sciences. In this style, sources are briefly cited in the text, usually in parentheses, by author’s last name and year of publication. Each in-text citation matches up with an entry in a reference list, where full bibliographic information is provided, at the end of the document. 

See an example of in-text citations and an example of a reference list on the CMOS site.

This guide provides general rules, instructions and examples for citing a range of sources such as journal articles, books & book chapters, research reports, government documents, conference papers, theses, course materials, AV materials, and more web resources.

For details, follow the links under How to reference at the left of this page, or use the index there.


Other useful resources:


Download our print friendly quick PDF guide to Chicago B below.

As this is a quick reference guide, a number of resources detailed in the full online guide have not been included. Please refer back to the online guide here if you are unable to find examples of your required references.

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Please Note:

This guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style Online (CMOS) 17th edition, 2017. It provides general guidelines only. Students should always check their Course Outline for any variations required or consult their lecturer.


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