Chicago Referencing

Using the Chicago Style for Academic Writing

This online companion is grounded on The Chicago Manual of Style( 17th edition) and A Manual for writers of Research Papers, Theses and Compositions( 9th edition).

It’s essential to admit the power of coffers used in your academic writing. At AUT, student in the School of Art & Design or Te Ara Poutama may be asked to use the Chicago Notes- Bibliography style to format references. This style is fairly flexible, as it accommodates a variety of sources, including further unusual sources.

When using Chicago style representing in your academic writing, you must admit each source that you relate to in a note, contained in a citation within the body of your written work include these sources, as well as all other sources that you have consulted, in a bibliography- a list of sources at the end of your written work.

Is Chicago style the same as Chicago( Turabian) style?

The short answer is yes, in nearly all cases. The Chicago Manual of Style( 17th edition) lays out the rules for  formatting writing and references in the Chicago style, and is aimed at professional writers. The Chicago( Turabian) style primer( 9th edition) presents Chicago style for student and experimenters, so it conforms to all the rules of Chicago style, but includes further attendants and exemplifications that are applicable to academic writing.

However, then you’re using Chicago style, as it applies to academic Chicago Referencing, If you use Chicago( Turabian) style for your citations.

Note that there are actually two variants of Chicago style Author- Date and Notes- Bibliography. At the style used is Notes- Bibliography.

Why notes as well as a bibliography?

The same information appears in both notes and bibliographies, with slightly different formatting. Comwriterdiums need this information in both places.

Notes let comwriterdiums snappily check the source for a particular reference without dismembering the inflow of their reading.

Bibliographies show comwriterdiums the extent of your exploration and its relationship to previous work. They also help comwriterdiums find and use your sources in their own exploration. Bibliographies can include sources that you haven’t directly appertained to in your written work, but which were still useful to you in your exploration.

Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Academic integrity

Academic integrity involves the acknowledgement of your own and other peoples ’ written work, images, audio lines, or their ideas. The only content which you don’t need to admit is common knowledge.


When you use someone differently’s ideas or words in your writing without admitting( referencing) where they came from, this geste could be classified as plagiarising or academic deceitfulness.

Work can be plagiarised from numerous sources books, papers, websites, course notes, other student ’ assignments, indeed your own earlier assignments.

Plagiarism can do by mistake if you aren’t careful. Always write down the title and author of a work when you take notes from it.

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