This guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) - 17th edition. Part III: Source Citations and Indexes.
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The Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date system consists of two parts:
The in-text citation refers the reader to the full source information found in the reference list.
For each in-text citation, there must be an entry in the reference list.
CMOS in-text citations include two elements:
Format for a paraphrase: (Author Year)
Format for a quote: (Author Year, page(s))
When a reference is to a specific part of a book or journal article, add a page number(s) or other locator after a comma.
CMOS reference list citations include four elements separated by a period:
Do not include access dates unless the date of publication cannot be determined.