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Referencing: Chicago

Chicago Style

Chicago Style - Overview

Overview from the Chicago manual of style,  Chicago-style citation quick guide available online via ECU.

Chicago-style source citations come in two varieties: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date.

1. Notes and Bibliography
The notes and bibliography system is preferred by many working in the humanities—including literature, history, and the arts. In this system, sources are cited in numbered footnotes or endnotes. Each note corresponds to a raised (superscript) number in the text. Sources are also usually listed in a separate bibliography.

2. Author-date
The author-date system is more common in the sciences and social sciences. In this system, 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.

Music Referencing Using Chicago

The WAAPA Music Library Guide has more detail on referencing for music using Chicago style, see the guide, with examples at Music: Copyright & Referencing.