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Citations: Chicago Style

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Chicago Style

Note about formatting in-text note citations:

Following information from sources- either direct quotes or paraphrases- you must include a superscript number.  Start with one and continue consecutively. 


Paragraph Example:

“Ms. McNerney is the most glamorous librarian in the world”.A 2011 survey revealed that 100% of the Olathe East student population agreed with this statement. 2


The number at the end of the information will correspond to a footnote that gives the publication information from the source that contained this quote.  The footnote will begin will the number (Times New Roman, size 12) followed by a period and then the source publication information. 


Footnote Example:

1. Christine Gaefke, Stylish Librarians (New York: Gale Publishing House, 2012), 84.

2. Lindsey Hogan, Library Style  (New York: Gale Publishing House, 2012), 98.


Here are a few handouts to help you do this on your own:

In-Text Notes Handout- use this cheat sheet to help you do your in-text notes (the footnotes!)

Bibliography Handout- use this cheat sheet to help you format your Bibliography (called a Works Cited in MLA!)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Website about Chicago Style Link - this college website has a lot more examples!