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Chicago Style Guide: Chicago Style 16th Edition

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Chicago Style

The Chicago citation style (also called Turabian style) is used primarily in history and the natural sciences. 

There are two different ways to use the Chicago style:

Notes and bibliography are used in some humanities disciplines, such as literature and history.

The author-date system is commonly used in physical, natural, and social sciences.

**consult your professor on which method is preferred for your course.**

See the Chicago style guide or the UW-Madison Writing Center for more information on citing using the Chicago style. The Chicago Manual of Style also offers the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide.

About in-text citations:

Chicago uses a series of footnotes, or endnotes to give credit within your writing. A superscript letter is used, with the corresponding number at the bottom of the page or end of the book, citing the appropriate source. For more help, use the sources below, or ask us at the reference desk.

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