Chicago Referencing

This reference style consists of both bibliography and footnotes and is generally used for humanities reports. The parenthetic and reference list style is used for reports on science topics. The former is bit similar to Oxford referencing style while latter is similar to Harvard referencing style.

Referencing a Book

  • Author of text in the format of surname and forename followed by a comma
  • Title of text in italics followed by a full stop
  • Place of publication followed by a colon, publisher followed by a comma, year of publication all in brackets followed by a full stop.
Taylor, John, Modern Referencing, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Referencing a Journal

  • Author of text in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Name of article in quotation marks followed by a full stop
  • Title of journal in italics
  • Issue number
  • Publication date in brackets followed by a colon
  • Page numbers followed by a full stop.
Taylor, John. Chicago Referencing. Referencing Today 2 (August 2008): 23-37.

Referencing an electronic source

  • Author of article in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Name of article in quotation marks followed by a full stop
  • Name of website in italics followed by a full stop
  • Date of publication on website followed by a full stop
  • Date accessed
  • Website URL
Taylor, John. Using Chicago Referencing. Referencing Online. 2008. Accessed 6 August 2008
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