Reference Style Guides

The standard reference format for International Political Economy Program papers is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (a.k.a. the Chicago system). The Chicago system provides a detailed trail of evidence that permits readers to track down references and information very effectively.

Peggy Burge, academic liaison at Collins Memorial Library, has prepared two guides to using the Chicago Style.

Although all IPE classes use the Chicago Style of references, some professors prefer the note-bibliography style and others favor the author-date system. Be sure to ask you professor which particular Chicago style is required in your IPE class.