Cite Right: Chicago Author-Date System In-Text
This video provides a basic introduction to citing journal articles in-text in Chicago Author Date.
Cite Right: Chicago Author-Date In-text Citations
What is an in-text Citation?
In Chicago author date style, in text citations are notes in parentheses. Example: (Smith 2011)
It tells the reader that the information or idea is from another source and where they can find that source.
Chicago author-date styles uses
- Last Name
Example: (Smith, 2011)
When do I need to include page numbers?
Provide a page number if you are including a direct quotation or referring to a specific part of the text.
The page number goes after the date, separated by a comma. Example (Wolach and McHale 2001, 540)
Where does the in-text citation go?
At the end of the sentence or where a pause in the sentence would naturally occur. Close to the relevant idea or quotation.
For example: Put simply, “to evaluate, we must have a clear notion of value (Novak and Gowin 1984, 109).
Don’t repeat any part of the citation already in your sentence. Example: As Novak and Gowan (1984) point out, children find concept maps for useful learning.
Don’t forget that a complete reference should appear in the Reference List at the end of your assignment.
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