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Chicago/Turabian Author-Date

Guide to Chicago/Turabian Author-Date Style.

What is Chicago/Turabian

The Chicago Manual of Style is a set of guidelines for documenting sources and formatting papers. Author-date is one system used in the Chicago Style. The other style used is the Notes-bibliography system, using footnotes. Please verify with your professor which system you are to use. The Author-date system is commonly used and is similar to both MLA and APA in format.


Reasons to use a citation format:

  • Giving credit to the authors and avoiding plagiarism
  • Show readers where you incorporated research and evidence
  • Unify the presentation of the information and convey professional communication skills