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Engineering Division: Resources and Services: Chicago Manual of Style (17thed.)

These guides introduce the services and resources of the Engineering Division of the Alma Jordan Library. Please feel free to contact the staff of Division directly for guidance.

The Manual


The Author Date System


Students in the Faculty of Engineering are required to use the Author-Date System of the Chicago Manual of Style Online (CMOS), 17th edThe Manual can be accessed on and off campus from the Library’s’ Website.  A hardcopy can also be found in the Engineering Division Ref Z253. U69 2017. Please refer to Chapter 15 of the CMOS for detailed guidelines of the Author-Date format.

Examples that illustrate the Author Date System can be found here.


Tips for using Chicago 16th can be found here. These tips can also assist users of the 17th edition.

Software for Managing References and In-text Citations

Free copies of the Endnote X9 software are available via mysta.  Endnote which allows users to automatically create in-text citations and reference lists when using online databases and Google Scholar.  It also allows users to create references by entering information on a worksheet.  The Library also provides training in use of the software.  Inquiries may be directed to