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Chicago style is a kind of referencing that students are allotted to cite original sources in a document. Citation is giving rights to the original owner to avoid plagiarism which can help the reader refer to the original site. However, learning one particular citation style is not enough, as they all have different rules.
Today we are going to focus on the citation style of Chicago, so let us start with the guidelines:
Let us start with how you write the title when using the Chicago style
In Chicago styles, how you use the author’s name based on the context changes.
In general, you write the last name of the author along with the year of publication within parentheses and no commas in between.
However, if you are quoting a particular statement or using a text, you must also mention the page numbers. Here, the publication date is followed by the page number with a dash in between to state the beginning and end of the page for more clarity for the readers.
(Johns 1998. 25-26)
If there is more than one author, all of them are enlisted in the same parenthesis, separated by semicolon in between
(Johns 1998; Smith 2001)
There are also instances where the author’s name is used in the text; in such cases, only the year is enlisted.
Johns (1998) found the evidence through chromatography experiments.
If the name is used for quoting, the page number is listed at the end of the sentences.
Johns (1998) stated, “All plants have DNA” (45-48)
When creating a reference list, the last name of the author, along with the year of publication, followed by the name of the article, is mentioned:
Johns 1998. Protein analysis on plant DNA
The author’s name and the kind of material cited also keep changing which changes the rules
In the case of journals, the author’s last name is followed by the first name. Year. Article title. Publication date.
In the case of a website, the author’s last name is the first name. Page. Title. Website link
In the case of books, the author’s last name, first name, year, chapter title, book title, editor’s first name, and last name. Page number. Place of peculation, publisher
Just in case, if there is no date mentioned, then this is how you cite the sources:
John’s n. d. Protein analysis on plant DNA (n .d stands for no date)
If you are using multiple pieces of information from the same source, meaning they have the same authors, then you need to differentiate them using different alphabets like a, b, c, etc.
For example, John’s 1998a protein analysis on plant DNA
John’s1998b Protein analysis on plant DNA
This file extraction of dank from plants is submitted for the course Genetics. Genetics is the study of life, heredity, and genes. For years we have been focusing on human and animal lives, but plants have life too. There is less work done or rather we should say more work which can be done in this area.
Molecular genetics means working and knowing about the function and structure of genes on the molecular level. This is predominantly sued in molecular engineering which allows recombination, hybrid generation and direct manipulation of genes.
Genetics comes with various experiments which can be performed like DNA extraction, gene cloning and gene modification which formed the basis of the experiments conducted and the results obtained.
Mention the instructor’s name.
Include the date of submission (month, day, year format).
Mention course name or number
Master of Science in molecular genetics
Tennessee University of Sciences
Master of Science in molecular genetics
What to study?
Note: Rest of the points from additional papers
The citation guidelines with Chicago referencing for page numbers are quite simple.
If professors allow students to follow the referencing style they want, many go for the Chicago style. Chicago style offers much flexibility. It is easy to follow and practice, starting from the Chicago-style citation cover page to the entire bibliography.
Chicago style is mainly used for student’s humanities and nostrils branch. This is fundamental because often footnotes can become quite lengthy. In historical papers, the Chicago style, with its small citation methods, allows readers to focus on the paper and evidence rather than getting lost in the citation sources rooted in the middle of the work.
It is versatile and comprehensive, which works for experienced and beginners in the citation filed to work with.
Major highlights are that it allows writers to comment or provide context for the sources. The sources enhanced for the readers allow writers to be more expressive even with citations by describing it. The author and date of publication in-text citation method are easy for the writer and on the eyes of the reader as well.
Here is how you can format a cover page in Chicago style:
Bibliography and footnotes are a big part of Chicago style, so here is how you do it:
To help you understand better, here are some examples of citation style and how it looks regarding different sources:
Footnote: – Author first name, last name, Title of Book (Place of publication: publisher, year), page number(s).
Bibliography: – Author last name, first name. Title of Book. Place of publication: publisher, year.
Footnote: – Author first name last name, “Title of Article,” Name of Journal volume, no. issue (month and year): page number(s). DOI if applicable.
Bibliography: – Author last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Name of Journal volume, no. Issue (month/season year): page range of the article. DOI if applicable.
Footnote: – “Title of Page,” Website, accessed month date, year, URL.
Bibliography: – Website. “Title of Page.” Accessed month, date, and year. URL.
Footnote: Author first name, last name, “Title of Article,” Name of Publication, month, date, year, page number or URL.
Bibliography: -Author last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Name of Publication, month, date, year. URL if applicable.
Footnote: – Channel name, “Video Title,” month date, year, video, length, URL.
Bibliography: – Channel name. “Video Title.” Month date, year. Video, length. URL.
And now you have a complete idea on how to make a cover page in Chicago style along with everything else you need to follow.