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Citing Sources


Chicago has two styles that experts and students in History and sometimes Political Science, Art and Art History. The first is called Chicago Author-Date. Though the Chicago styles are similar in content, Author-Date uses in-text parenthetical citations rather than footnotes. 


Below, you'll find information to help you cite your sources accurately. If you'd like to look at the Chicago style handbook, you can find it on the first floor behind the check out desk. 

Author-Date Cheat Sheet

To access a PDF copy of the cheat sheet, click on the image. 

To access a PDF copy of the cheat sheet, click on the image. 

Formatting In-Text Citations

To show that you're quoting or paraphrasing a resource in-text using Chicago Author-Date, you use parenthetical citations. Once you've used a source, you will insert the parenthetical citation at the very end of the sentence, but before the period.

Basic Format: (Author Last Name Year, Page(s))


Curriculum audits can focus on many factors and/or aspects of strength and weakness in a given program. Diversity is the topic of examination in this research, and in other case studies throughout this literature. Diversity audits "are evaluations based on qualitative and quantitative information about the status of diversity within the organization" (Harvey 2005, 328).


For sources with more than one author, you follow these examples:

Two Authors: (Cooke and Jacobs 2018,  2)

Three Authors: (Morales, Knowles, and Bourge 2014, 445)

Four or More: (Seymour et al. 2004, 525)

Author-Date Examples

To access a PDF copy of the cheat sheet, click on the image.