We are pleased to launch our new library guide for the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style including both “notes and bibliography” and “author-date” styles.

As we’re all accessing more digital resources than ever, we’ve modernised advice for referencing online sources—including social media. For example, you might need to cite or make reference to the tweet at right, from Laura J. Brown (@laurajbrown), “Is This Gone Girl,” Twitter, August 27, 2018.

New features of our new Chicago 17th library guide include:

  • Updated and expanded advice for referencing archival, media, and visual material
  • Updated advice for electronic publications like e-books
  • Less emphasis on access dates for references to online sources; access dates are redundant when journal articles have a DOI (Digital Object Indicator)
  • Chicago 17 no longer uses the abbreviation “ibid”; it now uses the shortened form of the citation
  • Comprehensive and consistent advice for both “notes and bibliography” and “author-date” users.

Access our Chicago 17th library guide here

The writer, Tim Alves, is a Learning Skills Adviser at Caulfield Library.