Proper in-text citations within a research or term paper can make the difference between a passing and failing grade, as failure to provide proper in-text citations can lead to a charge of plagiarism. Using in-text citations helps tell the reader where the information you are discussing originated. In other words, it gives credit where credit is due for the origination of ideas that you are coordinating within the text of your paper. Even if you are taking all of your information from a single source, in-text citations are still a very important element of your paper and should not be overlooked. Use an in-text citation whenever you are discussing an idea that is not your own.
The 'Chicago Style' utilizes two systems of source documentation in each document: The first system uses page notes, called footnotes or endnotes , as well as a bibliography page. The second system is called author-date and is similar in layout to APA. Author-date is also paired with a bibliography. Use the navigation tabs to learn more about each system of citation as well as the other aspects of writing within the Chicago style, such as how write your bibliogrpahy , and how to format your paper. Footnotes are added to the bottom of the page in which a source was referenced; E ndnotes are placed at the end of your research paper or chapter.