Chicago referencing style tools and tips. Learn to reference your sources with confidence.

Tools and tips

Chicago (Chicago Manual of Style) is the most common referencing style used in the School of Social and Cultural Studies. The most recent version is CMOS 17th edition, published in 2017.  

Chicago referencing style has two systems:

  • Chicago A notes and bibliography system uses footnote or endnotes
  • Chicago B author-date system uses in-text citations and a reference list (also known as Harvard style)

Anthropology uses the Chicago B author-date system.

APA (American Psychological Association) is also a very common style used in the School. The most recent version is APA 7th edition, published in 2019. 

Ask your Course Coordinator which style you should use.

Quick tip

Quotation mark icon used for citation button in the Te Waharoa library searchTry the citation button in Te Waharoa Find the source you want to reference in the Te Waharoa library search. Select the quotation mark icon and then choose your referencing style. Check the citation details are accurate, then copy the formatted reference.

Chicago B (Harvard) referencing

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