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Referencing / Citation Styles: Chicago A

Introduction

Chicago A (notes and a bibliography) is one of two styles outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style.

It uses consecutively numbered notes, indicated by superscript numbers placed within the text, and placed at either the foot of the page (footnotes) or at the end of an essay (endnotes). A bibliography is also usually required. This is placed at the end of the paper, and gives full publication details at the end of the paper for all the works cited in the notes.

Chicago A is used in the following subjects at Otago:

The Chicago Manual of Style also offers an in-text Author-Date citation and a reference list referencing system (Chicago B). Please refer to the Chicago B tab if you are using that version of the style, or if you are unsure which style to use, check with your lecturer, tutor or demonstrator. 

Recommended Links to Chicago A Style Examples

These links to guides and examples that will help you to cite material correctly. 

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