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Chicago Style Guide 17th Edition: Official publications

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.

Official or Government agency publication

Reference:

Authorizing body and/or author/editor. “Topic or Title of Document.” Document No./Source identifier, Place of Publication, Publication Month Day, Year. URL.

Example:

Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission). “European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  .” NC-03-19-331-EN-N , May 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.2766/949707.

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.

In-Text Citation Example: The framework comprises of five pillars, the first of which is “Cultural Heritage for an Inclusive Europe; Participation and Access for All". ¹

Footnote: #. Authorizing body and/or author/editor, “Topic or Title of Document” (Document No./Source identifier, Place of Publication, Publication Month Day, Year), Pages numbers, URL.

Example: 1. Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission), “European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage” (NC-03-19-331-EN-N , May 27, 2019), 13, https://doi.org/10.2766/949707.

Note: If no place of publication is provided in the source, do not include one in the footnote or reference.

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Parliamentary and legal material

According to the CMOS, 17 edition it is sufficient to include in-text citations and footnotes for Acts of the Oireachtas or any laws of other countries.

Footnote: #. Title of Act, Year, chapter no. (Jurisdiction). URL.

Example: 1. Planning and Development Heritage and Broadcasting Act, 2000 to 2020, c. 2 (Ireland). http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2021/act/11/enacted/en/print.html.

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.

In-Text Citation Example: Section 127 of the Broadcasting Act of 2009 was amended by the Planning and Development, Heritage and Broadcasting Act (Amendment 2021) .³

Note: CMOS 17th Edition recommends using print versions of legal documents. Online versions can be used when from an official, authorized government source.

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