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Chicago (17th ed.) Citation Style Guide: Welcome

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Getting Started

Welcome to the Douglas College Library Guide to Chicago Style. In these pages, we offer examples for commonly used sources.  For each example we provide the correct bibliographic and footnote form.  We've also included links to other helpful resources.

Select the tabs above for examples of the material you wish to cite.

To view additional examples and explanations, please refer Chapter 14 - Notes and Bibliography in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).

Citing text from artificial intelligence (AI) tools

Many instructors will not allow the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools (i.e. ChatGPT, et cetera) in assignments. If you do use tools like this, it is important that you check with your instructors first and then that you include citations in your assignment.. Since most text generated by AI tools cannot be linked to or read by the reader of your assignment, it's best to cite it as a "personal communication" (see the example and information in the Further Examples tab).

The Chicago Manual of Style Online currently has no specific guidelines around citing artificial intelligence tools but many of these tool are new and rapidly evolving so guidelines and examples may be available in the future.

Avoiding Plagiarism (video)

Check out this short video on how to avoid plagiarism, thanks to the BCIT Library.