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Referencing: creating footnotes and bibliographies in the Chicago style,

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Chicago Manual of Style (online)
16th edition. This is the standard guide SIA students should follow to construct your footnotes and bibliographies.

Please note that the Manual offers two options, footnote-bibliography style and author-date style. SIA students must use the footnote-bibliography style. The Manual also suggest endnotes as an alternative to footnotes: SIA students must use footnotes.

The guide includes:

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The guide is also available in book form, on the library ground floor at QUI.WRI.CHI.

Useful guides to Chicago have been provided by several universities, including:


A useful guide in book form is Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers.  This is available in the library at QUI.WRI.CHI.


Referencing accurately is the result of well-organised note-taking.  If you keep a consistent record of the resources you are using, it will be much easier to cite correctly, avoid mistakes, and avoid potential issues with plagiarism.