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Referencing with Chicago 17th Author-Date Format: Home

This guide illustrates how to do citations and references in Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), 17th edition, Author-Date format.

About: Guide

This page provides resources to assist with citing and referencing sources in Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17th ed., author-date format.

For the purpose of this guide, the manual will be referred to as CMOS 17.

Recommended Style

This is the referencing style which the UWI Thesis Guide states should be used by students in the following Faculties:

  • Engineering
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Law (amongst other styles)
  • Science and Technology (amongst other styles)
  • Social Sciences

All new students should use the 17th ed. Continuing students who have almost completed their thesis and near submission may submit in the 16th ed. If you have now commenced writing, do use the 17th ed. If you are at a point where you are unsure which edition to use, kindly consult your librarian for verification.‚Äč

Please note that the guidance provided by the UWI Thesis Guide (formatting, layout) takes precedence over that offered by CMOS.

Quick Links: CMOS 17 (Author-Date)

The links refer to The Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed (online). For more detailed guidance, please refer to Chap. 15 of the same. 

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What's New in CMOS 17th ed.