Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 801

In-text citations give brief details of the source of an idea or piece of information within the text of a document. Chicago style uses superscript numbers for in-text citations which should be placed at the end of the quotation or paraphrased information. For example:

Johnson discussed Maxwell's suggestions, reporting on new research and possible causes.¹

When using the author/date method, in-text citations should include the contributors' last names, the year of publication, and the page or section number (if available). For example:

(Johnson et al. 2011)

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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing websites in Chicago style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite in your class assignments and projects.

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