C2008 updated 2013

Suitable for yrs 9-12 – prepares students for university.

Australian based, looks at most of the styles used in Universities around the country.

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An example: Lesson 5

Word search on Chicago style manual.

LOG ON to the Internet OR retrieve the Chicago Manual Style from Charles      Darwin University if you saved it and go to #6


2.        Search for Chicago Manual Style citation.

3. Click on Chicago Manual of Style Online: Chicago – Style Citation Quick Guide.

4. Save this information, adding the URL, the author, the year and the date you accessed it. Name it Chicago.

5. Add the URL to your Style Manual journal.

6. Read down to the first examples.

i. There are two documentation systems with Chicago: the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system (literature, history, arts, physical, natural and social sciences).

ii. Can you make a rule out of it?

The first one is a note with the number 1, followed by the author with their first name first. This is followed by their surname then full stop. The title is the same in the three (3) examples, but the note uses parentheses with place, publisher and year inside, a comma outside and a page number, then full stop.

Over the page for information on Notes

Notes are a system that saves considerable space. However, it does not allow for changes or corrections without renumbering. It employs a numbered list of references cited in the text by number. Note reference numbers appear as superior figures. The list of references is arranged in order of the first appearance of each source in text or, sometimes, alphabetically.

(Source: #16.6: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/ch16/ch16_sec006.html)

iv. The second one is for the bibliography with the surname first comma, first name full stop. The title and the publication information are the same but with no brackets or parentheses.

[NB: a reference is a list of those references referred to in the text.]

v. Give an example of these two from your text books – in your

Style Manual journal.

7. i. The author-date system is similar to the APA. In text there is no comma separating author and year.

In the Reference section, the only difference from the APA style are

the parentheses around the year of publication  – Chicago doesn’t use them.

ii. Give an example of both text and reference using one of your books.

8. Give an example of both types (i.e. four (4) for more than one author.

. Give an example of both types for a Web site (four (4) again).

10.     Semi-colon:

(Source: 17.53: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/ch16/ch16_sec108.html)

11.      Practise other references, like a newspaper article.

12.   Double-check your answers, looking for the correct placement of

commas, full stops and parentheses.

13. Write out your own notes for future reference so you are not penalised later on when you hand in an assignment.

14.   There are other rules and you have your saved copy to refer to them.


15. i. Compare and contrast what you have learned in this lesson with the style your school uses.

ii. Divide a page in half in your Journal and write out a few references and ‘in text’ citations to see what may be the same and what is


16. Check your answers. Make your adjustments carefully as every mark counts.

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