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  • Chicago Style - Notes/Bibliography System

    Chicago style has two distinct documentation styles: the Notes and Bibliography system and the Author-Date system.

    • The Notes and Bibliography system is often used by those in literature, history, and the arts.
    • The Author-Date system is most often used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences.
    • Be sure to know which your professor requires.
    • Most faculty (including Hannah Powers and Michael Sunblad) who require Chicago format at Thomas Nelson want you to use the: Notes and Bibliography system
    • This guide provides information about solely the Notes and Bibliography system.


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