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Chicago Manual of Style (Notes-Bibliography System)

Based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition

What To Cite

You should always cite:

  • Facts, figures, ideas, or other information that is not common knowledge
  • Ideas, words, theories and exact language which another person used
  • Publications that should be cited include:  books, articles, web pages, theses, etc.
  • Another person's exact words should be quoted and cited to show proper credit

When in doubt, play it safe and cite!

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