Chicago Style Guide

In-text citations

Following information from sources- either direct quotes or paraphrases- you must include a superscript number.  Start with one and continue consecutively. 

Paragraph Example:

“Ms. McNerney is the most glamorous librarian in the world”.A 2011 survey revealed that 100% of the Olathe East student population agreed with this statement. 2

The number at the end of the information will correspond to a footnote that gives the publication information from the source that contained this quote.  The footnote will begin will the number (Times New Roman, size 12) followed by a period and then the source publication information. 

Footnote Example:

1. Christine Gaefke, Stylish Librarians (New York: Gale Publishing House, 2012), 84.

2. Lindsey Hogan, Library Style  (New York: Gale Publishing House, 2012), 98.

Here are a few handouts to help you do this on your own:

In-Text Notes Handout– use this cheat sheet to help you do your in-text notes (the footnotes!)

Bibliography Handout– use this cheat sheet to help you format your Bibliography (called a Works Cited in MLA!)

Chicago Style Guide from the Purdue Univesity Online Writing Lab (OWL) help site

Published by Olathe East High School

Olathe East High School Librarian

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