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Chicago Style Guide: Official publications

This guide explains how to use the Chicago Style. It includes a short interactive tutorial.

Government agency publication

Reference: Organisation. Title by author/editor First Name Last Name (if given). Other identification information. Place of Publication. Year.

Example:

U.S. Department of the Interior. Minerals Management Service. An Oilspill Risk Analysis for the Central Gulf and Western Gulf of Mexico. By Robert P. La Belle. Open-file report 83-119, U.S. Geological Survey. Denver, 1983.

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:

The U.S. Department of the Interior estimates that the risk of oilspills in the Gulf of Mexico is 0.3 per cent for every trip of every oil tanker.³

Footnote: #. Organisation, Title, Author(s) First name Last name (Place of Publication: Publisher, year), page.

Example:

 3. U.S. Department of the Interior, An Oilspill Risk Analysis for the Central Gulf and Western Gulf of Mexico by Stephen Finnis, Phyllis Moody and Tobe Kolbe (Denver, Colo.: U.S. Geological Survey, 1983), 10.

 

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Parliamentary and legal material

Reference: Country. City/Province. Bill number, Title. Parliament session, Year. Any other relevant information.

Example:

Canada. Ottawa. C-34, Agricultural Marketing Programs Act. 2d session, 35th Parliament, 1997. Assented to 25 April 1997, Statutes of Canada 1997, c. 20.

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:

The Canadian Government introduced a seven per cent tax rebate on all agricultural equipment in 1997.¹

Footnote: #. Bill number, Title, session number, Parliament number, Year, any other relevant information.

Example:

1. Bill C-34, Agricultural Marketing Programs Act, 2d sess., 35th Parliament, 1997 (assented to 25 April 1997), Statutes of Canada 1997, c. 20

 

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EU publications

Reference: Organisation. Title by author/editor First Name Last Name (if given). Other identification information. Place of Publication. Year.

Example:

European Union. European Parliament. The Impact of German Unification on the European Community. Working Document No.1. Brussels, 1990.

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:

The European Parliament warned that German unification could lead to social tensions within Germany unless the transition was carefully managed.’

Footnote: #. Organisation, Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Page.

Example:

1. European Parliament, The Impact of German Unification on the European Community (Brussels: European Union, 1990), 20.

 

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