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Chicago Style Guide 17th Edition: Email communication

This referencing style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. It has many different reference types. It gives detailed examples of how these references should be formatted in the "Notes and Bibliography" style.

Email communication

Unpublished interviews and personal communications are cited only as footnotes.

Footnote: #. First Name Last name, Description, Month Day, Year.

Example:

2. Mike Forrester, e-mail message to author, January 20, 2011.

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

Example:

Mike Forrester in a private email told me that badger-fighting was common in Tipperary in his own childhood in the forties.²

Note: Unpublished interviews and personal communications are cited only as notes.

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