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Chicago Manual of Style

Using Author-Date Style

Author-Date  style is a more concise format. It is usually used by scholars in the sciences and social sciences.

♦ Provide brief parenthetical citations within the paper (usually the author's last name and publication date).
♦ List full citations at the end of the work in a "Reference List."

Author - Date Style for Book Citation


Reference List Entries (in alphabetical order)

Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. 2015. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Smith, Zadie. 2016. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press.

In-text Citations

(Grazer and Fishman 2015, 12)

(Smith 2016, 315–160)

For more examples, see 15.40–45 in The Chicago Manual of Style