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Chicago Style Guide 17th Edition: Legal or parliamentary materials

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.

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).

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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