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Chicago Style (Author/Date)

The Chicago Manual of Style

This guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, Part III: Author/Date References.  For more helpful information and examples, visit the following websites:

The style guide book is on reserve.  Please ask at the Information Desk.  Call number: REF Z253 .U69 2017.

What's new in this guide?

Here are some updates to the guide, based on the 17th edition.

  • Added an example for book with no author.
  • In journal, magazine or newspaper citations, when the publication date includes month and day, the year may be repeated to be clear.
  • Use of n.d. (as in no date) for sources which there is only an access date to cite.
  • Updated citing blog posts and added citing social media content.
  • Avoid 3-em dashes for authors' names in reference list.

(Updated as of 1/11/2018)